It always amazes me when things deemed uncool are spun 180 to super cool in a relatively short amount of time. You see when I first began my blogging adventure two years ago, crochet was considered to be a bastion for the uncool fiberholic (unbeknownst to me) whereas knitting was for the super cool elite (also unbeknownst to me). [Classic rant located here.] Really, I had no idea that (i) people were gettin' their yarn on in huge world-wide numbers, (ii) knitters disliked crocheters as a rule, (iii) those of us who could both knit and crochet seemed to be few and far between and (iv) granny-bashing slogans were the website, blog and publication graffiti of choice. Poor granny! [Read more about my issues regarding this subject here.]
Seems the tide has turned however, and we are now experiencing a crochet love fest where those who could always crochet have been elevated to the ranks of the super cool elite (Congratulations!) and those who've not yet gotten their hook on are learning to do so in droves. And hey, the granny-bashing has subsided too.
Works for me!
As a result of this new found love for the hook we're seeing an interest in a few classic pats that have soldiered on through the decades, everyone wielding a hook learning these techniques, becoming a sort of right of crochet passage. You know that of which I speak...
Yes, ripples and grannies!
It just warms my heart to see piles of peeps making ginormous blankets and untold amounts of other items using these classics! Here's one of my SNB buds, Molly (with help from Ellen) showing off her creation...
How cool is that? Oh, and if you haven't paid a visit to the queen of granny squares lately, I highly recommend popping over to her acrylic-laden lair. Always a good time to be had.
Anyway, just in case your wondering, I will hop on the granny bandwagon every now again. Probably won't git my ripple on, but then again, I might be feelin' it at some point. Regardless, I will continue to watch and revel in the experience of others.
And can we all agree how refreshing it is to be one big happy yarn-addicted family again?
Jeez who knew all we needed was little ripple? Fred Sanford would be so proud!