Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Knitter's Reputation

   Many knitters seem to have an agenda to prove that they are as bad as everyone else.  I understand that we are ~ All we like sheep have gone astray ~ and most of those who have been transformed by the power of Christ probably also find other things to do than knit.  Many knitters, however, seem to want to make it clear to the world that they have gone astray.

   I like to knit.  I have done it since I was a teenager, and knitting is therapy to me. I fully identify with the blogger who calls her blog "Knitting to Stay Sane."  But I don't feel like I fit in with the knitting crowd ~ for the simple reason that I don't mind if being known as a knitter gives me a reputation for being an old-fashioned homebody.  In college, some of the kids laughed and called me "Grandma." What of it? Is it so bad to be a grandma? I certainly don't think so now.

   Yet some knitters are bent on changing the old-fashioned reputation that tends to go with knitting.  They name their books and their shops with suggestive or otherwise objectionable titles.  They boast about their bad language.  They ask other knitters to post their favorite swear word on internet sites.  I don't know the reason for this, but the tendency is to prove that we are not as quiet and harmless as we ought to be.

   I take my stand as a knitter quite willing to be thought old-fashioned ~ and much preferring it to the prevailing spirit of the world, which glories in its shame.

1 comment:

  1. I'll gladly stand by the old fashioned knitter!