Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Interweave Crochet Survey

Interweave Crochet is running a survey. Now I have to say right off that I.C. is a really great crochet magazine. They are one of the two magazines I actually put down money to subscribe to. They are up on the cutting edge and it's not just doilies and afghans [though I also dig doilies and afghans]. Now I.C. love aside I have to say I have a few pet peeves.

To get the free crochet patterns I have to join up to get the knitting newsletter. Say what??? Now I can knit very basic stuff and I have no bad feeling toward knitters. BUT! I am a crocheter and I'm a little tired of being asked to step to the back of the bus. They have I.C. so why not have an I.C. newsletter to go with it so we can opt to get a newsletter that actually goes toward our interest.

I was also sent the info on taking the I.K. survey and the information that weather or not you did the knitting survey you could get a free download of a knitting pattern. No such offer was made for the crocheters. No this is not a whinge about not getting free stuff. It's the principle of the thing. There are more crocheters than knitters out there so why are we at not at least getting equal time?

I encourage all of you to go out and fill out the crochet survey and let I.C. know that we are just as important as the knitters. We need some love too and we will not be quiet any longer. Raise up your hooks and your voices. Be heard and take a stand for your crochet WORK. Yes it's just as much work as knitting. Lets stand up for our designers who can't make a living wage by doing what they love unless they have so much going I don't know how they keep their schedule straight let alone have a life, family and raise kids.

Now some of you may think this is an off sprout of Monday's CLF show on Loopy. Well yes and no. I have been tired for a long time that it's always knit and crochet at whatever places have both. As though crochet is an after though. Well it's not. It takes skill and work and so on just like knitting does. The CLF show just reminded me that I need to speak up on this once again. We need to make our stand and get the love we deserve. We have hooks, we’re not afraid to use ‘em and you will be assim….that is…woven in. Yeah! ;-)

"The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent."
Lawrence, D. H.

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