When you’re doing a project who’s yarn did NOT come from your LYS, do you feel guilty knitting on it in the store? Is there adulterous yarn guilt?
Heh! I was just thinking about that the other day when I was sitting in my LYS, knitting on Rose, which is made from yarn not purchased at my LYS.
However, said LYS does not carry the yarn I’m using for Rose, so I feel no guilt. I don’t think I’d feel guilt anyway, because a frighteningly large portion of my income goes into the LYS coffers.
I do think it’s wrong, however, to go into a LYS and ask for free help with a project being knitted from yarn purchased elsewhere if you never buy anything in said LYS.
What do you all think?
Late to the Party Again
While I’m in “asking your opinion” mode . . .
The other day Snow posed the question on her blog (and I quote):
Do you feel there’s an “in” crowd in your blogging circle, and if so, do you give a crap?
(Aside: Snow, darling, for some reason you disappeared from my bloglines and while I knew something was missing from my life, I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then it hit me this morning: I hadn’t read Snow’s blog this week! You are back in my bloglines and I’m now happy as a clam!)
I don’t really see an “in” crowd in blogs (but then I’m sorta lost in space a good part of the time). I do see cliques here and there, but that’s to be expected. Particularly cliques formed by people who know each other In Real Life.
This started me thinking about cliques in general. TheSite.org has an interesting page about cliques. As its most basic, a clique is defined as “a small exclusive social groups of friends, sharing common traits or interests.”
On this site, the up sides of cliques are listed as being: a sense of belonging to their members; a source of support; protection from other cliques; boosts to members’ self-esteem by making them feel wanted.
If you really want to stretch the definition, this could apply to the knitblog world, right? We have a sense of belonging and a source of support and boosts to our self-esteem.
And of course there are the down sides as well. But we won’t go into them here because I’m a happy little Pollyanna who wants only to spread sunshine and light.
Seriously though. What we’re talking about here is a big ol’ group of people so naturally everyone isn’t going to be best friends with everyone else. You naturally gravitate towards some people and away from others.
Anyhow . . . I noticed this is a question that’s been floating around in the ether lately and I’m curious what you think, if you haven’t weighed in elsewhere.
Okay, you can tell that I’m just babbling here, right? My knitting is progressing, but there’s not much to photograph that’s exciting.
Except Lucy, of course.
But the Teal Hogget is hoggeting along. No photo — it looks like it did yesterday, only a bit longer.
And the Rose is growing. Hopefully I’ll have a sleeve in full bloom soon.
Is today really only Wednesday? Honest?