It only matters to those who care

nerd girl problem

This is seriously NOT a problem.

So, in my About Me page, I mentioned that I both knit and crochet, and that I really didn’t care whether someone calls my knitting crochet or vice versa, and I honestly don’t.  Why? because whether I knit something or crochet it, the only thing that will make an impression on anyone is the finished product itself, and not the matter of making it. No one cares how I went about making a scarf, shawl, blanket, or whatever, *most* people only care that it’s a nice end product. Only those who do the crafts themselves care, or even know the difference between a knitted cloth or a crocheted cloth.

Case in point…  I mentioned elsewhere that I’m making a blanket out of my crochet thread, which is small thread, and I’m not happy with how it turned out one way, so I’m going another way.  Yesterday, I showed Douglas (the hubs) my work thus far, and asked him which way he thought looked better.  Do you know what he compared? The colors.  hahahahahaha! It’s going to be the same rainbow of colors no matter which way I go, but yeah. It honestly doesn’t matter to people who aren’t knitters/crocheters.  Even when I pointed out that one was knitted and the other crocheted, he couldn’t see the difference.

Obligatory picture:

knitcrochet swatch

So seriously y’all, don’t get your panties in a twist when someone mistakes your knitting for crochet, or vice versa. It’s really not worth the effort of getting all worked up about. You mostly want to make an impression with the finished piece, not the process of making it.  I mean when an artist paints a picture do they really get in a tizzy if someone mistakes their watercolor for an oil? If they do, they need to calm down too. I mean most people don’t care about these things. What they care about is the beautiful painting before them, not the technique used to create it. Leave that for the art snobs.  Everyone else, not impressed with the technique.

In my humble opinion of course.

via Daily Prompt: Impression

3 thoughts on “It only matters to those who care

    1. Patience Post author

      Thanks! I try… And you know how I feel about grammar… so long as the meaning is clear, people can speak and write however they like.


  1. Embeecee

    I would pity the mistaker of knitting for crochet or vice versa…can’t they tell the difference between 1 utensil and two? Two knitting needles (long and pointy), one crochet hook (with a hook on the end). Attention to detail would solve it. And no, it does not matter. Except to nerdy types or those of us with some wicked OCD…



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