Saturday, 3 September 2011

Failure to communicate

Partner has been watching my struggles with Annis sympathetically (it is going better now I have accepted I have got to use stitch markers. But I do not like using laceweight and I will not pretend).
...and now I see why top-down shawls are popular
He has suggested that if it is too difficult I 'could always go back to knitting, because you like that'. I wonder what he thinks it is I am doing? I think he has divided fibre arts into categories in his head in a way other people would not recognise. It is like the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis as applied to crafts. I shall not analyse too deeply though because at least he is supportive (in a sarcastic kind of way), and enjoys going in wool shops and giving his opinion on the merchandise. I don't know if that should be encouraged or not.


Anonymous said...

My daughter knew what the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis was. I am impressed.
Supportive partners are to be encouraged I think (and I quite enjoy sarcasm). I've even talked about my own crochet as knitting, so I can't really complain if other people get it wrong.

West/CJ said...

That made me laugh, really hard. At least he'll go to wool shops with you.

And yes, I'm sorry, but you really must embrace the stitch markers for the Annis. Maybe part of the problem is that you don't like the yarn? You could always try fingering weight (I make lace shawls out of fingering all the time).

Susie said...

I should definitely have done this thing in fingering weight. I think wrangling the laceweight is taking the most trouble - it is actually a manageable pattern now I have got the stitchmarkers!

Of course I've not done the nupps yet...

I once took Partner to Loop in Islington and he was very disappointed I forgot to point out the Wollmeise.

Wool Free and Lovin Knit said...

I thought I was the ONLY Rav knitter in the world who did not find Annis "a breeze" -- I'm not sure what it was about that shawl but in the end although I finished it I never wore it and I finally gave it away -- it bothered me that much. Better luck with yours!