“Knitting and crochet are for old ladies!”
“You’re going to wind up a spinster with a dozen cats!” (Is that meant to be a blessing or a curse?)
“How much could a sweater you make possibly be worth? $20?”
We’ve allllll heard them – the typical misconceptions about knitting/crocheting/weaving/spinning/working in the fiber arts in general! Which, to be fair — aren’t there misconceptions about any hobby that we ourselves don’t personally partake in? In our latest episode, we talk about the common — and fallacious — beliefs that outsiders have about the fiber arts in general. We consider how to respond (or not respond) when someone actually uses one of these misconceptions on us, and we also refocus on the why we choose to hand-make anything. Which, in the end, is probably the part that befuddles outsiders the most!
What misconceptions have you met from people outside the fiber arts? Anyone ever ask you why you don’t sell your handmade objects? Let us know in the comments!
And the next time someone calls you old, just channel our good friend Jackie, look them dead in the eye, and say “I’m Old Lady/Man/Person Level Grinding.”