Monday, January 24, 2005

Nothing Like a Little Controversy

It's a balmy -2.1 F degrees outside (not including wind chill) with mountains upon mountains of snow outside. So, to warm everyone up today, how about a little controversy?

Yep, nothing like a little bit of controversy to get the blood going, right?? {{grins}} First, let me say that I've added even more famous people to my
Famous Crocheters webpage. I'm pretty pleased with the growing list that takes me hours upon hours to "investigate" and ensure the information is as accurate as possible.

Second, let me say that there are people out there that don't know the difference between crochet, and it's cousin, knitting, even though, as reported by the Craft Yarn Council of America, that there are more crocheters than there are knitters. We, for whatever reason, are still slowly coming out of the crochet closet. With this said, many will say knit when they really mean to say crochet. AND, in some countries, the word in their language for knit covers all of the needle arts. At least this  is the way that I understand it.

So what about this controversy I mentioned? Well, I added Debra Messing to my list of Famous Crocheters. I've seen her work. It doesn't look knitted to me! Go ahead and check it out for yourself by
Clicking here. Afterwards, come back and share your thoughts on what you think about this. (Note: if you have a program to plug images into, you can copy the image, rotate it, and blow it up to 200% -- it will be a bit blurry, but enough to see more detail.)

My thoughts? It's crocheted. Looks like the cluster stitch (with chains inbetween) to me.


Anonymous said...

I was at a crochet blog the other day where someone showcased a bag made of a VERY similar pattern to what Ms. Messing created, so I vote for 'crochet'.  However, we cannot blame the actress as much as we can blame the reporter for the faux pas.  I don't know how many times I told my very own husband that I'm crocheting something and he will turn around and tell his mom on the phone that I'm knitting.  I kept correcting him and correcting him and finally threw a pms-induced hissy fit, loudly declaring, "THIS IS CROCHET!  I AM CROCHETING!"  Jury is still out on whether that was enough to do the trick. :o)  Hugs!  Sheila

PS - I do love Debra Messing and "Will & Grace".  I think that for awards shows, she always looks stunning and has great taste in dresses.

Anonymous said...

Looks like crocheting to me!
I agree that the problem is probably with the reporter.  Most people tend to use the word knit for either art.  I have been crocheting for 40 years, married for 30 of those, and my husband stills calls it knitting.  Sometimes when I'm working he'll say, Knit 1, purl 1.  And I say I'm crocheting!  But now I'm working on Tunisian, and some times I say Knit1, Purl 1.  Now he'll never figure out what I'm doing!

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with you as to this being crocheted. :)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, it certainly looks like crochet to me.  And hubby and I got a chuckle out of the lady who commented that she is now doing Tunisian and she says K1 P1 and hubby will never know what she is doing.  Essie from Australia