Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I can't think of a way to tactfully introduce what I want to say, so I'll get right to it.

With the upcoming seasonal change on the horizon (i.e. summer to fall), I cannot help but be keenly irritated at how freely clothing distributors, fashion bloggers, and people in general refer to a piece as being "knitted" or "crocheted" when it is not.

Having delved rather passionately into knitting, crochet, weaving, tatting, spinning, macrame...fiber arts, sewing, and clothing construction in general...I have a huge appreciation for all things hand made.  I also like fashion as much as any other girl, but I pay more than average attention to clothing design and construction.  Call it appreciation, education, or even dedication.  But whatever you do, call it by the correct name!  Dammit! 

A knitted piece is very distinguishable from a crocheted piece by the stitch structure if all you're doing is going by appearances.  Anyone who has actually done the technique would know better, and I feel anyone marketing a piece of clothing distinguished by those techniques should know, too.  I would think whoever designed the piece would definitely feel slighted that their design is not fully appreciated if it is referred to incorrectly.

I don't know.  I'm just very annoyed at the ignorance.  It's an annoyance similar to that experienced by fashion designer houses if you were to inappropriately use the phrase "haute couture" to refer to expensive, ready-made clothing in stores. 

That said, I still cannot reconcile in my head paying $154 for a locksmith.  I'm sorry.  I just can't.

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