Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't call me a knitter

I know some one that knits normally gets called a knitter. But why do we feel the need to label people? I knit yes but I do so much more. Not always great but I will put my hand and anything that I feel might be a challenge or just plan fun. It just seems wrong to me the way people see someone doing something and automatically labels that person. I scratch my butt as well but bet you would not label me a butt scratcher or would you?
Why have I brought this up well over the weekend I had someone call me a knitter just because I was looking to buy yarn. But hang on yarn can be used for so much more then knitting, right. Well I use it for many things. Lace weight yarns are great for needle work even some headset weights are great to use in needle projects.
Right now I'm spinning bamboo fiber to use in a needle project. I spinning up a lot of white then I will dye small amount in many different shades to use in on project this way I will get the shades I want. Now sewing with bamboo is a new thing to me (that's why I'm doing it) I have no real idea how it will lay or if the finished thing will have the look and feel I want, but that's what all my work is about trying things I have not done before. I love working out side the box, the feeling of the unknown is a big pull for me. This is not like living on the edge, like skydiving or bungie jumping but it as close as I will ever get. Hay I'm odd not stupid.
And just found out how to get photos straight on to this little old iPad so the photos should come more often :)
So here is a test.


Dee said...

Too Cute!


Elizabeth said...

Hey, Dido! Photo made it great. Some of the Tribe and I were just talking today about labels. I'm not a fan of them myself. As a matter of fact, I threaten often that I'll change my name from 'Mom'to something else!!! LOL LOL LOL