Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On Election Day, What The Rest Of The US Could Learn From The Crafting World

*  When a knitter believes knitting is the best craft EVER, he or she doesn't then hate all other crafters for their personal preferences.  He or she might even ask the other crafter for a few lessons.

*  Selfishness is not a virtue.  There are very few crafters (if any) who haven't made something for someone else as a gift, or answer questions from other crafters.

*  "Compassion is not weakness and kindness is not socialism."  Making items for charity is highly popular in the crafting world and is seen for EXACTLY what it is:  kindness

*  Most things can be fixed, but only through effort--not yelling.

If something isn't working, try a different approach--don't just blame other crafters

*  A bumper sticker or Tweet is not sufficient length to convey even the simplest crafting solution or idea

*  Hanging onto anger won't fix anything, and can really mess up your gauge.

*  Just because someone doesn't like the same pattern you do, it doesn't make them "wrong" or "stupid."

*  One CAN behave nicely on the internet, or one can be a troll.  It's a personal choice and only one of those choices will earn you some great online friends.


Gaidig said...


Melodye said...

Asolutely love it!

bittenbyknittin said...

When anyone visits my brother, he assumes they want to go out on his boat. When he visits me, I will invite him into the garden or hand him some knitting needles.

Mereknits said...

Wonderful! I'd like to add.... crocheters and knitters can work together, but still believe in their main craft. They should not be ostracized for attempting to build the bridges between them.

Sava said...

This is very true, and I've found myself pretty disgusted with the way people are handling the election results.

It brought to mind something that I saw on twitter, I believe it was said by Gov. Christie in response to working with Obama.

"Yes, I know I am a republican and he is a democrat. We are also adults, and this is how adults behave."

Georgi said...

So true!