No one in my knitting group had seen last night's post before we all met up, but I think the spirit was in the air. Or maybe it was just that I walked in waving around my new copy of More Crocheted Aran Sweaters and yelling "SEE? It's CROCHETED!!" And then making puppy-dog eyes until knitters flipped through it and agreed, yes, those are some nice-looking sweaters, and I didn't know you could do that with crochet.
Lest anyone misunderstand, I'm not out to convert knitters to crochet. I figure knitters knit for the same reason I crochet: We like it. I'm just content if they admit that you can make some nice stuff with crochet too and hey, Mad Crocheter, I like that crochet thingy you're working on. If a knitter ever wanted me to show them how to crochet, I'd be thrilled, but I'm not holding my breath.
But somehow the topic of The Crochet Prejudice had been broached, which led to some amusing moments. My favorite was when one knitter said she had done thread crochet a couple decades ago and her 12-year-old daughter's face contorted. "I can't tell if you look interested or horrified," I told her. "A little of both," she replied.
Of course, the best way to show someone how cool crochet is is to hand them a piece of crochet. One knitter was quite taken with a beanie I'd crocheted. In all fairness, the beanie was made out of Di.Ve.' Autunno, which frankly does the work for you (and is sooooo nice and soft and merino-y to work with). This particular colorway (14627, I believe) comes out like stained glass. Hopefully I'll have photographic evidence of a knitter rockin' the crochet hat soon. And that's enough revolution for today. :)