Don't hate.We've all been there...even if it was only for a brief second when we first picked up the sticks and string. Who didn't start out their adventures in knitting with Boye aluminum and a skein of Red Heart? (OK, well, some of us may have coddled ourselves from the very beginning--if this is you, you may as well stop reading now.)
Some of us still knit with trusty old Red Heart...some of us even embrace it, y'all. We are Ghetto Knitters, we've got mad knitting skillz, and if you do too, give a shout out, and take a button!
This button was inspired by Chris's oft-repeated comment about being a ghetto knitter (or, um, "socioeconomically disadvantaged," as she so delicately put it). (And in true ghetto fashion, I made the button in Microsoft Paint. You know, cuz it's free.) Since I visit Hobby Lobby with much more frequency than my LYS, I happily appropriated the term, although Chris has me on probee status for knitting with Mission Falls.
So, how do you spot a Ghetto Knitter? I'm glad you asked:
You Know You're a Ghetto Knitter If:
* Your fancy yarn comes from KnitPicks, or the clearance bin at the LYS.
* You don't understand why Plymouth Encore costs twice as much as Wool-Ease.
* You carry around your knitting in the plastic bag your yarn came in. Who's Jordana Paige?
* You block your shawls with thumbtacks and bamboo skewers (or some other half-ass, homemade method).
* You save those little charms that come with bottles of red wine to use as stitch markers.
* You thought Addis were a new kind of athletic footwear.
If you can identify with one or more of these statements, then you are a Ghetto Knitter! And if you are, you probably have a few items to add to the list...post them in the comments!
Ghetto Knitters of the World, Unite! After all, it's easy to be a knitter when you've got Rowan Calmer to knit with. When all you've got is Red Heart and Lion Brand, but decide to knit anyway, well, that's true passion for the craft.