Happy Sunday, loves!
Hello, there. How was your week? My week was filled with great work days and ample knitting time, which makes for an ideal week in my book. We have been having our usual Monsoon storms here, but as I was discussing with friends and family, the storms feel stronger and more frequent than the years prior. Are you noticing that your Summer storms have increased this year?
Yarn~ Cosy Posy Yarn Co. color Emily Gilmore
Enough talk about weather, let's chat about knitting. There is something I have been thinking about for a little while now. It is a topic that comes up from time to time in comments here and on Raverly. I noticed that some yarnies making comments about what it means to be a "real knitter".
I have heard comments like, " I wish I could knit [this] or [that] type of project, but I only knit washcloths. Or maybe certain techniques like colorwork or brioche, hold them back from feeling like they are "real knitters". I have even heard people downplay their projects because of the yarn they use, for example if they knit something out of acrylic instead of wool or a wool-blend. At time I have even read people comparing themselves to knitters who pump out more projects, considering themselves less than because of it.
Not sure where all this negative self talk came from and I am sure there are those who say that it falls upon the individual who may put themselves down in all aspects of their lives, not just knitting. Maybe it comes from all the stunning and sometimes stages photos from Instagram or there about making them feel "less than" about their own knitting?
All I know is that knitting should bring us pleasure. We spend our days at work or in other areas of our lives being compared and accessed by our abilities, looks and productivity...let's take the time to not only say something nice to others, but to ourselves.
Please enjoy a sing and have the best day today!