Thursday, February 14, 2008

Waving the white flag

I have spent far too much of the past week involved in various knit vs. crochet arguments on Ravelry, ranging from... ridiculous to more ridiculous, but it's okay. I've worked through it now, and I can even show you how.

The Five Stages of Grief Over the Relative Unpopularity of Crochet

Stage 1 -- Denial. "There must be other crocheters out there... somebody said somewhere that there are three times as many crocheters as knitters. I don't know who said it, but I've heard it everywhere so it must be true!"

Stage 2 -- Anger. "What is wrong with all these knitters? Why don't they like crochet? Why do some of them make fun of crochet? What's wrong with them? Is the Mad Crocheter going to have to choke a bitch?!"

Stage 3 -- Bargaining. "I can show people! I can get knitters to love crochet too! I can crochet really cool things and learn to design and then they'll all see that crochet is cool too!"

Stage 4 -- Depression. "This sucks. I'm going to quit Ravelry. And hide under a rock. A really big rock. No wait, screw that. I'll just hide under my yarn. It's softer."

Stage 5 -- Acceptance. "Ah well... now I have more time to crochet!"


mityka said...

Hy, I'm a sista from Ravelry's LSG group, and I just wanna say you are BRILLIANT!!
I expect you to come over to my blog, and comment the same.
Love and Hugs from Andrea, Hungary

Gotta Knit! said...

Um isn't Stage 5 of Acceptance when we all get along brilliantly? oR at least get rowdy drunk with our yarn.

The Mad Crocheter said...

In that case, I think we hit Stage 5 on a regular basis. :)

anne said...

Hah! Stage Two made me laugh out loud. Sometimes one just has to choke bitches.

Oiyi said...

I haven't read any arguments on Ravelry, but I don't spend too much time on the boards. I don't know why there should be arguing between knitters and crocheters? I do both, so what am I? A cross breed? LOL!!!

Kim said...

I'm sorry stupid people made you mad, MC. I think you and your crochet are cool.

Sally said...

Yeah, I've posted about this before. (some) Knitters are dumb.

So there. *sticks out tongue and crosses arms defiantly*

Kellycat said...

Everything you wrote in your stage statement was brilliant! I just recently went through the same exact thing on a smaller scale. I was cut quick though, and by my "own peers". Now that I am in stage 5 I feel at peace with myself, and the world. :)

I haven't blogged about it, and won't. However I will get into blogging more now, and reading my favs again.

Screw the haters!