>Crochet vs. Knitting
>I’m hoping one of my knitting followers, or even a crocheter who knows how to knit will help me.
For years I’ve heard about the tension between knitters and crocheters. Never having experienced it I used to just laugh it off and think someone was over-exaggerating. Until this weekend. There are only 2 LYS’s within 25 miles of my house, so on Saturday I decided it was time to buy some yarn for myself. I never splurge, but decided I wanted to make something for myself, and I wanted some nice yarn to do it with. So, I ventured into one of these lovely stores, picked out my yarn, and brought it up front to check out. The woman who was working proceeded to ask me what I was going to make with it. I told her I wasn’t sure yet, to which she responded, “When you’re ready to use it, come back. We have some great knitting patterns and I can help you pick one out.” I very nicely told her I didn’t know how to knit, only crochet. Well, you would have thought, from that point on, that I had the plague. She was no longer friendly, didn’t have anything to say, etc. This is actually the second time this has happened to me in less than 6 months.
So, I’m looking for someone to explain this to me. From what I understand (and I could be wrong) LYS’s cater to knitters. Why? Why do they see crochet as a negative thing?
On with my story. So, I get in the car (hubby waited outside for me) only to tell him what had transpired. He said “You didn’t. Why didn’t you just smile and not say anything? You had to, didn’t you?” – He was totally kidding of course, but if I were honest, there is some truth to it. I did have to. I’m not ashamed of being a crocheter! And I’m not ashamed to admit it either! lol
Ok, I’m sorry to all my knitter friends. But really, I’ve never seen this side of any of you, and you’re reading a crochet blog, so obviously you don’t feel that way. But maybe you can shed some light on the subject…..
P.S. – I have no hard feelings toward any knitters, and I will go back into the yarn shop again. lol – Just wanted to clarify….. :)