|Rant...you've been warned|
Rant...you've been warned
May. 4th, 2006 @ 10:04 am
It's a big gripe of mine, too. We've been bitching about the post you're bitching about in knitting_snark
--for the same reasons.
That sort of attitude drives me batshit. I'm not sure what a good counterargument is, because clearly the "you're giving people who give a crap about technique and usability a bad name" one isn't working.
oooh - a new community that sounds like I need to join! *g*
I wish I knew what I could say to get these people to see what they're doing to the spinning community as a whole. I need to work on that...
It's a fun community (I'm the owner of it, so I'm biased ;) ).
If you figure out what to say, let the rest of us know so we can help.
And if you really want to be appalled, go to pluckfluff's website and look at her Prairie Massacre yarn. There's DOLL PARTS in it.
Cool - I joined, then fired off an email begging for the keys. *g*
and - DOLL PARTS. OMFG.......I think I'll stay away. Far away. (What the eff'n 'LL did that do to her poor wheel?????)
She used a quill attachment.
Maybe she'll stab herself with it someday.
from her site:
Knitting with handspun is like reading a book. Each inch that comes along the needle has a different character, totally unique and different from all the other inches in its' length. As you work through the yarn you never know what to expect next. Sometimes it goes along smoothly for a long time, then POP! You are startled by a big blob with sparks of sparkle, or a menacing inky shadow with trailing fibers lurks across your needle.
I thought those blobby bits in my yarn was a flaw, myself. I mean, it's one thing to purposefully ply in a crochet thread for contrast, and purposeful thick/thin at even intervals could be interesting, but much beyond that.... /shudder
I guess if you can only do garter stitch, you have to have erratically spun yarn in order to keep your interest up...http://www.pluckyfluff.com/stuff.html
(Okay, there's some crochet and stockinette stitch in there, too, but nothing that I'd consider even mildly interesting, pattern-wise.)
shows the only crocheting I've done with the 'novelty' yarns, and I was really quite pleased with the results. But, I used the yarn as an accent, not the yarn for the main fabric.
It IS a boring pattern, naught but single and double crochet, but then, the pattern wasn't my focal point here.
And sometimes that's totally appropriate--I'm working on a garter stitch multi-directional scarf from some Noro Silk Garden because I want to showcase the color.
It just bugs the ever-loving shit out of me that she's selling a garter stitch purse with thrifted handles (because that's what "vintage" seems to mean these days) for almost a hundred dollars. And it looks like it's made from DRYER LINT.
At first glance I thought it was scrumbled, some of which I like. But the closeup showed fuzz, not stitches. umm, ick. I can't imagine anyone actually *using* that as a purse, and if you wouldn't use it, what's the point?
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