Wednesday, February 11, 2009

oh for fuck's sake

i have been internally muttering this phrase while reading many threads on ravelry lately. i feel like beating my head against a wall when encountering the same arguments getting rehashed every week. just to get a few things off my chest:

very few can command hundreds or thousands of dollars for their knitted items. if you happen to be an expert knitter who can afford to work with luxury materials and live in a market that will bear those prices, more power to you. there's no need to deride Jenny from Smalltown, USA for making a few extra bucks selling acrylic hats at the farmer's market.

not everyone who does crappy things to people has a mental illness. some (probably most) of them are just assholes.

don't be a knitting vs crochet hater. both crafts are awesome. end of story.

we get that the US isn't the only country in the world, ok? most people write about what they know, which is often about where they live. that doesn't mean that anyone is excluding your special snowflake nation. they are all unique and wonderful.

just b/c you published one pattern doesn't make you alice friggin' starmore alyce *more (am i allowed to speak the name?)

if i borrow a book from the library on the second tuesday of the month and photocopy only .0245% of the content and i'm not using this content to craft items for sale, is it violating copyright?

i don't think it would be all that difficult to fake your death on the internet if you weren't a moron.

it's just yarn. it doesn't stop ageing, it doesn't cure cancer, and it won't make you smarter. actually i'm willing to bet it makes some people dumber.

am i the only one who asks stupid questions? sadly, no.


  1. ha ha - that's awesome! that's why i don't even bother getting into discussions on forums anymore - people take things too personal, or too seriously. anyway, thanks for the laugh.

  2. Well ma'am, I have to go with you on all of that....and more. :-)
    I'm taking a break from the Rav social life. The atmosphere there is making me much more of a misanthrope than I already am. I just hope everyone downloads their stash info onto a spreadsheet of their own. Rav may not be around forever, its members may murder it.

  3. Your post needs a love (1) button.

  4. LOL. Sing it, sister.

  5. Here here! I'm left shaking my head in wonderment a lot these days.

  6. I'd resent that if I weren't so busy resenting everything else. (These are the reasons why I stay pretty strictly within the CPaAG.)

  7. That's why I don't really read many forums. Very good points you made! But, of course, it continue on the forums, because everyone loves to be the center of attention, and they are all knowing. Gahh

  8. I guess its a good thing I don't know about half the references...too much other stuff going on to bother with the drama.

  9. Hee hee! It bleeds out of Ravelry. Ravelry is just the corral where it seems most concentrated.

  10. Thanks for posting. I feel better after reading this. Sometimes I think people get too involved with online life... I was just thinking that it's so easy to get offended by words online because they don't come with tone of voice or facial expressions. It's also easier to be abrasive when you're in such an impersonal media for communication. I've also seen social gang-ups on ravelry that are typical for any online community. Oh well, such is the danger of being in any herd. Wow I thought I was alone in feeling bummed out but after reading the responses here I guess I'm not. I've decided to stick to the 'happy places on ravelry' or places where I know I'll learn thigns... whereever I can find them and maybe not join or even avoid controversial discussions about things like 'acryllic yarn,' etc. P.S. I am a die-hard knitter but crochet rocks.



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