i think i have a learning disability

August 25, 2010

it’s all about life lessons lately here at bitches get stitches.
as i move ever closer to my third anniversary of knitting,
i notice just how far i’ve come in my knowledge of the fiber arts.

i’ve even come to realize that
the really important life lessons are not about knitting itself;
they’re about dealing with the knitting community.
after almost three years, you’d think i’d have gotten it:
don’t mess with knitters.
they will cut a bitch.
(i know i would)

and for the most part,
i have learned this lesson.

yet somehow,
i still cant get it through my thick skull that,
after midnight,
sending knitting related internet communications is unwise.
(we all remember the great lace debate of 2010 do we not?!)

but last night,
in a moment of weakness,
i sent an inappropriate tweet:

dear @twistcollective. really? only one men’s pattern and its a dumb grey vest?! this is why i don’t read you

immediately followed by:

@twistcollective luckily though, i doubt i’m your target audience.

obviously, this was immature and foolish.
while twitter (and other sites) are obviously spaces to give your opinion,
one must always remember that people will read what you write.
so while in the dark of the night in my bedroom,
it didn’t occur to me that i’d get a reply,
it’s not unexpected that i did:

@Faiche_Stiabhna We prefer “understated” to “dumb” and actually, there’s more than 1 men’s pattern this issue http://ht.ly/2uA3t

it’s true, i was wrong;
there is more than one men’s pattern in the fall twist collective.
there’s a pattern for a grey zippered cardigan you can knit as well.
and while each of us is entitled to our adjective of choice,
i will work on not throwing my adjectives at people via twitter.

learn from my mistakes people.
keep your opinions where they belong!

on your blog.

p.s. everyone should go to the twist collective right now,
and purchase mary-heather cogar’s new sweater, promenade. it’s the perfect mixture of simplicity and design detail. it’s what knitting should be.

in tomorrow’s issue: “why sending crazed emails after midnight can save your ass”

8 Responses to “i think i have a learning disability”

  1. lauren Says:

    Oh my God I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made late night profanity-laden posts on twitter – or ever worse, FACEBOOK – and then thought better of it in the morning. Usually alcohol was involved. And yet, I just keep doing it. Glad to hear I’m not the only one. Also, it cracks me up that your tweets at Twist are still in the right-hand sidebar of your blog as I read this entry. The evidence is lingering!

  2. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    Opinions: everyone’s entitled to one (or more), stated or otherwise. It’s what you do with them that counts. Sometimes a little humble pie, sometimes pie in your face, but it there’s no fun, then what’s the point? Off to check out patterns at Twist Collective, good for me, good for them, good for you? Smiling, I’m finding myself quite the fan.

  3. ha ha ha

    (sorry, i can’t help it)

  4. Melynda Says:

    Oh no! This is quite a story. What is really weird, though, is that I don’t think I follow you on twitter…off to add you now!

  5. Melynda Says:

    Ha! Look at that- it’s only 5:56 in the afternoon and I’m saying dumb things (can we blame it on a long day of work?). I DO follow you on twitter- never knew it was you though!

  6. 2muchfun Says:

    You are not alone in your feelings about limited mens patterns. I’m not on Twitter, so I haven’t done the foot in mouth there yet. But good for you. It’s about time we let them know we need more men’s patterns. Dagnabbit, I want more men’s sock patterns. My husband frowns on wearing lacy ones.

  7. AnnaM Says:

    I am inclined to agree with your original assessment and would also add that the women’s sweaters are predominantly modelled by titless youngsters. I can’t tell how that is going to look on my *ahem* more mature and racktastic self.

  8. Brooke Says:

    The other lesson is “nothing good ever happens after midnight”…that does not stop me from inserting foot in mouth 24/7, or whenever the mood strikes me…i am impressed that you’ve “only” been knitting for 3 years.. go you -Mr. Bitch Knitter, you!!

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