Tuesday, June 12, 2007


The long-awaited new issue of Knitty is up. I checked and checked for the past 10 days, eagerly poised on the edge of my seat to see how thrilled I would be with the new additions to the knitting-sphere.

While I must admit there is only one pattern that I'd make (and probably will CO for quite shortly), most of them aren't exactly my style. That's fine. I don't have kids, and I have a well-documented arch-nemesis relationship with wearing socks, let alone knitting them. But I was quite astonished when I did my regularly-scheduled reading of craftster and found this thread
sitting there. Just to summarize:

people are proving themselves to be morons! And why do I not comment about this on the thread itself? It's been made fairly clear by the moderator that this sort of discussion has come to a close. And I thank her for it.

People were taking criticism of this FREE and WONDERFUL and SUPPORTIVE and FUN mag to totally unreasonable and uncalled for levels. These designers are real people, and have real cameras, and have themselves, family or friends that pose for the model shots. What's wrong with you knitters out there, making fun of them for their photographic qualities, complaining that you have to scroll down to see a "decent" picture of the pattern? Wow. Truly ungrateful and nasty. Nasty nasty nasty.

If you've got a problem with the "thin" models, and complain that the patterns aren't wearable, make your own pattern. Mod it for yourself. Or just move on. Really. Nothing nice to say? (you know the rest of the phrase).

That thread gave me an ick feeling that's just not going away, my faithful readers. It's also made a first for me on this here bloggy-dealy: an angry rant post!


Anonymous said...

That thread bugged me too. Not liking the designs is one thing, but downright insulting them, and even the models is just not right.


Thanks for common sensem my eyes went so big when i was reading that thread. Wasn't recently a big scandal in a blogworld about commenting: if you don't have anything nice to say-better don't say anything at all.
can you email me jasmine.oleary@gmail.com (i want to ask about NYC trip)