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tashabear
tashabear
don't label me
http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/7183403.html

If you must call me something, don't call me that.  I am a knitter, I am a spinner (no longer a "spinster"), I am a seamstress, I am a braider, I am a weaver.  I have been known to wield a hot glue gun in support of the forces of good.  But I am not, nor have I ever been, a "craftster."  Such an appellation puts me too much in mind of Ms. Aggressively Perky on Knitty Gritty, and I am ashamed to share the same hobby with her.

Seriously, I'm almost to the point of dropping knitting.  It's just no fun anymore, with all the damn FO posts, and them what aren't FO posts apologizing because there are no pictures.  Why, we can't even bait PETA anymore!  What is this world coming to... *grumblegrumble*damn kids... razzafrazzin' whippersnappers...*grumblegrumblegrumble*

i feel: irritated irritated

23 trips or shoot the rapids
Comments
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: June 20th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
While I'm sure your wrath is justified, I don't see where the issue is? It looks like you haven't even commented on that post...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I didn't. It's the perkier than perky "Hello craftsters" bullshit that she opened with that irritates me.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: June 20th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Aaah. I understand now.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: June 20th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You are not a craftster. I swear I would tell you if you were and smack your hand for it. Think of people who use the name the same way you think of Barney, well meaning, irritating, not appropriate for your age group and thus, not aimed at you.
thorsbaby From: thorsbaby Date: June 20th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Craftster, Craftstarama, Craftstaroski.... makin' Crafts....

It's an odd human habit. To "noun a verb" or "verb a noun". I admit I have done it, but only when it's
funny. As example; Don't pull an Ajax! You just got Balfared. I need an Aldrich. That camp looks Eekified.

Of course, it could be worse. They could do the corporate/computer/military thing. While on FTX we only had MRE's. IT said my IP addy was off. Our BA said that QA was the problem....

Would this make you a VAK? Very angry knitter? :P
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: June 20th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
okay Mr Teasie McTease-a-lot,
apparently you need to do more chores!
SPIN THE CHORE WHEEL!!

okay, tell the good man what he has won...
thorsbaby From: thorsbaby Date: June 20th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh Come on! You never saw the copy boy skit?!?!?

I tease because I love.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Also, you've never read a knitting pattern.

k1, sl1, psso, yo, p4, c6b... it's like reading Enigma code, but without the fate of the free world resting on your success or failure.

Then again, some of the drama that new knitters bring when they can't understand something, you'd think that the fate of the world did rest on whether or not their stockinette scarf curls (which it will, no matter what).
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm thinking cat box.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm down with "craft" as a verb, but dammit, I am not a "craftster."
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Spinster ha time-honored usag to back it up. Craftster is just cuteness for the sake of being cute, which should be saved for Cute Overload (mostly).
rufinia From: rufinia Date: June 20th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I see "crafster" and think of the kid from The Mighty Ducks (Not Charlie, maybe Goldberg? Yeah, Goldberg) saying "it's The Braftser, oh, yeah..." whihc really doesn't come out well in writing so I'll have to demonstrate at somepoint...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
This is the host of Knitty Gritty. She calls the knitters on her show "knitsters."

Is there any surprise that I don't want to be even remotely associated with anything reminiscent of that show?
platys From: platys Date: June 21st, 2006 02:13 am (UTC) (base camp)
IEEEEEE, you said the very very bad word! IEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)

warning: bad language ahead

Dammit, I say fucking bad words all the fucking time.

That one's kind of like the Knights Who Say "Ni", though, isn't it?
platys From: platys Date: June 21st, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: warning: bad language ahead

No, I meant knitster. Say Fuck all you want, though. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: warning: bad language ahead

I know which one you meant... I meant that "kn*tst*r" is like saying "Ni" to the Knights of Ni, and now do I owe some one a shubbery?
platys From: platys Date: June 21st, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: warning: bad language ahead

Yes! A flowering one!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: warning: bad language ahead

Here ya go!

bubbette From: bubbette Date: June 20th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)
If we ever notice you as being "perky", we'll just shoot you and be done with it.

"Aggressively", though. That I'll agree with...

(ducking for cover)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 20th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, could we start with a bitchslap and move up to shootin'?
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: June 20th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
yes.
I will put a flag on your file "bitchslap before shooting"
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 21st, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
There needs to be a waiting period! I don't wanna get slapped and then immediately shot... That would be silly.

Also, I reserve the right to be perky at hungover people when I have breakfast duty, especially if it involves corned beef hash.
23 trips or shoot the rapids