Lately there has been talk on Crochet Partners about the attitude that some knitters have toward crocheters. I wonder where this started and why? Some say it started way back when the well-to-do ladies knitted with fine yarns, while their maids had to crochet to make extra money.
And why is it that some knitters who only know how to knit snub their noses when they see someone crocheting? Those of us who crochet certainly don't feel the same when seeing someone knitting! Could it be that the knitters who only know how to knit are jealous because they don't know how to crochet?
Crochet and knitting both require the use of yarn or thread, so I don't know why after all these years there is still a look of horror on some knitters' faces when they find out you're a crocheter!
Even some yarn shop owners refuse to sell to crocheter. The shop owner is losing out on sales by not selling yarn to ANYONE who wants to buy it, no matter what you're going to do with it.
I can imagine someone going into a yarn shop and buying a lovely yarn with the intention of using it for staking tomatoes because it would "look pretty" in the garden.
Hmm...now that's an idea on what to do with your oddball skeins of fun fur! Use it to stake your tomato plants!
Since I both knit AND crochet, I can go to any yarn shop and buy yarn and not feel like an idiot when I see all the ladies there with knitting needles. I can knit with the best of them.
I will say this, though. If I don't see anything regarding crochet in a yarn shop, I don't even MENTION crochet because I know the owner is not crochet friendly.
Thank goodness the shop I go to has yarns that will work with knitting or crochet, even though they may a bit more expensive than the yarns you get at a big box store.
Yesterday I bought several skeins of Cascade Sierra for CROCHETING a shawl with it. I can crochet a shawl much faster than I can knit it, but knitting one is more challenging. However, if I want it done quickly, it has to be crocheted.