This morning, because my internal clock is Satan’s first born, I woke up at 5:15am. Who does that on a Saturday? That would be me, AND to make matters worst I couldn’t fall back to sleep. GRRRRR
So I grab my phone and find my self in one of the knitting communities and the poster said she was having trouble knitting continental style (picking) and was asking for help. Well the most of the comments were cool, but it was when the “the best way is this or that” or “I don’t know how folks knit like _____ (filling the blank) it makes my hand hurt” that made my head start to hurt.
I can’t stand when folks do the whole “what I do is better than what you do” thing. I want to just scream SHUT UP! it is not. I knit American style (a thrower) does that mean that I am NOT knitting? Of course it doesn’t so why does it matter? I love and hate social media. It gives voice to the voiceless, because some of these comments, I guarantee they wouldn’t say that stuff in person. Please go have all he seats in Madison Square Garden..just sit down!
I know how to knit continental (picking) style, but I can’t get my tension right. I understand picking is known for it’s speed and less stress on the wrist, I get all that and I want to get better. I just don’t feel like I am better than anyone that knits differently, I truly believe our differences make the world go round..imagine if EVERYone was the same and did everything the same. BORING!! So instead of trying to put someone that does something different down, appreciate the uniqueness they bring.
Sorry for the rant..it’s the lack of sleep 🙂
How do you knit? LOL
Knit on my fiber friends..knit on