Sunday, October 12, 2008


So, we've all experienced the phenomenon of knitters approaching knitters in public. That's cool. And how our friends tried to hook us up with other knitters. Also cool.

But then there's folks who are needlepointing or cross-stitching and they think that we're sisters because we're both playing with string or something.

And that's when my latent fiber snobbery kicks in. Because needlepointing is NOT knitting, not at all. Neither is cross-stitch. I'm making a shawl, sweater, mitts--real, practical stuff that will get worn and used and abused--you're making a wall-hanging, a useless piece of schmackle to collect dust.

I know I've offended needlepointers and cross-stitchers. Snobbery is an ugly thing.

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