Knitters are a unique bunch of people. We do things that others may think are a bit creepy, but really, it’s all about the love of knitting!
I thought I’d share a few observations with you today. Knitters:
- Can spot a hand knitted item from 100 yards away (or more). They often delightedly point out said knitted item to people they are with (to mixed reaction).
- Secretly try on family members’ socks and hats when they’re not around in order to ascertain size so that secret knitting can take place.
- Keep notes all the family’s foot, head, hand and body size for future knitting projects.
- Eye up knitted garments others are wearing and try to remember the pattern detail so the same can be replicated at home.
- Brazenly approach people wearing hand knitted garments to ask what pattern they used.
- Stand in front of shop windows and huff at pretty knits done in yucky acrylic for a high price but be secretly happy that the exact same thing in a luxurious natural fibre can be had for a fraction of the price… knitted by you!!
- Look at commercially knitted clothing from the inside out, to understand construction and pick up finishing tips that can be applied to one’s knitting at home. (This is often done at one’s peril if shopping with family members who object to such behaviour).
- Eye the colour and fabric content in said commercially knitted clothing to see if you can find the exact same shade and fabric effect in yarn.
- Carry knitting everywhere and knit at every spare moment (especially socks).
- Investigate every magazine shop passed for a latest knitting magazine release (just in case).
- When in a knitting group, surreptitiously admire others’ knitting tools and yarn and develop tool and yarn envy.
- Schedule one’s travel route and timing so that convenient access can be had to a yarn store (so that the itch developed by tool and yarn envy can be relieved).
- Organise one’s holiday schedule around knitting, wool and yarn acquisition events.
- Read knitting blogs first. Ahead of email and news.
What little knitting quirks do you have? Do share!