I need some cheese
January 8, 2012 § 9 Comments
I try to be a good person; I volunteer, I recycle, I don’t fantasize too much about having the superpower to set fire to slow drivers with my mind. But some things are just not to be borne. Here I present a list of my latest gripes:
1. People who tell me to “not go to too much trouble” in terms of knitting: “why not a plain hat? Why cables on the sweater?”
Look, if I wanted simple, I’d do simple. I’m almost a quarter-century old, I have figured out by now that some things are more complicated than others. Just say if you like it or not when we look at patterns, and trust that I won’t suggest anything I wouldn’t want to make. Otherwise, if you keep implying that you’re not worthy of knitted gifts…well, I might start agreeing.
2. Related: NO ACRYLIC.
Stop suggesting it (and you know who you are!). I don’t like the stuff in general (there’s one exception, but I keep that close lest people misinterpret it as “she likes acrylic!!!”) and if I’m going to sink time into something, I want to not hate everything that is good in this world the entire time I’m working on the project. There are lots of easy-care and baby-friendly wools out there, especially in the field of superwash, many of which reside in my stash…the very stash you tell me I should knit from more. I am not breaking cold sheep to buy even the nicest acrylic.
3. Finally, I detest the stupid blinkers on the van in front of me the other day. I loathed the tempo at which they blinked at me. It was insipid and ghastly, and please driver, for all our sakes, reset it to a dignified pace. I wished for either my superpower, or at least the ability to knit while driving!