Why I Knit, Reason #3

Because I am cheap.

I am aware this is a fallacy, and I am fooling myself by believing this, but I’m going ahead with it.

Allow me to explain. I am really awful at buying things for people, things I feel are quality, thoughtful gifts. I’m the sort who misses your birthday and then finds something excellent months later, but can’t do it on time because it’s not the right thing. And if I don’t know you particularly well, it’s even worse. I have no idea what would be a good gift. So, with knitting I always have something that’s appreciated (if not used all to often), and something I feel good about giving away. (Plus, it’s fun for me, too, but that’s not polite to say).

And yes, I’m aware that it is nearly always the more expensive option, but I feel like I’ve gotten a two-fer, since I’ve done something for me and something for somebody else, all at the same time. How often can you say that? So here’s to all those folks out there who are appreciative and polite about the endless scarves, hats, mittens, tea cozies (which make excellent hats, by the way), and other knitted paraphernalia that us knitters give away. You guys are awesome.

(And now I’ve managed to get yet another iPod that refuses to sync my library. WTF, Apple? I thought we had a solid relationship, man. Would a pair of hand-knitted socks fix this issue? Because i can knit you socks.)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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1 Response to Why I Knit, Reason #3

  1. Mouse says:

    My ipod refuses to recognize everything I bought in the itunes store with my old AOL account.. pisses me off. Maybe I should bribe it with knit goods.

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