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losnana
01-24-2007, 09:18 PM
Did anyone see this this morning? Meredith said that knitting was old hat-not her exact words, but the meaning is the same. apparently sewing is the new rage. How many of us are tossing away our needles so we can be "IN?"

NOT I

lauraknits
01-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Sewing, schmewing. Bah. Not for me. Give me yarn! More yarn! Must knit! xxx

Jan in CA
01-24-2007, 09:26 PM
I started sewing when I was 10. I don't care if I ever see the sewing machine again thankyouverymuch! Way too fiddly! :teehee:

lissalue
01-24-2007, 10:04 PM
i saw this too, and i was ticked! i hate that things have to be "in" to be considered worth our time!

hunterjenn
01-24-2007, 10:08 PM
Me too--what was that?? :teehee: Silly Meredith.

BinkyKat
01-24-2007, 10:17 PM
I hate hearing things like that too. Not dissing sewing, but you can't lug your machine with ya like you can your yarn.
I just worry about what if the yarn store hear ever closed? It was here years before knitting took on it's resurgence. I like to see things exist before the world knows about it and stick around when the world moves to the next big thing. :happydance:

brendajos
01-24-2007, 10:34 PM
Her exact words were "Knitting is sooooo five minutes ago!"

I was in the car on my way to work when I heard it and if it wouldn't have made me go speeding into the car in front of me i would have :tap:

Angelia
01-24-2007, 10:42 PM
Oh good grief!!

She probably crochets. :teehee:

BinkyKat
01-24-2007, 10:52 PM
:!!!:
Somebody should write to her. The video is on the Today show site...
Why do people do that? Say things like "Breathing! It's on the rise! Catch the breeze before it passes!"

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-24-2007, 11:08 PM
we SHOULD write to her. Maybe we'll get on TV!!!

purlwise
01-24-2007, 11:10 PM
Hey now! I knit and crochet! But I do think we shall all send emails or something to the Today Show, tell her we were knitting while watching her show, and that all the people who were sewing were NOT watching her show, but were staring down at their machines!!!

Mariblue
01-24-2007, 11:10 PM
Well, it's a good thing I was never one to follow the crowd.
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Hooray for knitting! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Mariblue

XbelovedXoneX
01-25-2007, 12:00 AM
We talked about that tonight at our SnB! How stupid. But we were all glad it's out because maybe it will mean less fun fur on the shelves and more room in the LYS for people who don't treat it like a passing phase!

brendajos
01-25-2007, 12:03 AM
...because maybe it will mean less fun fur on the shelves ...


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aineepooh1
01-25-2007, 12:13 AM
I think it's friggin' hilarious~!!!
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
Like I am going to stop doing what I love just because everyone else and Meredith told me to do so~!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
WHATEVER~!!!! :cheering: :rofl: :cheering: :rofl:

jdee
01-25-2007, 12:19 AM
Here's an idea for Meredith, and other's who think they have to follow the fads. Why don't you try thinking for yourself. It's much more enjoyable than worrying what may or may not be "in"

Knitting_Guy
01-25-2007, 12:23 AM
The Today Show is sooo five minutes ago. People are still watching it?

:roflhard:

I'm a little old fashioned anyway. My shoes still have laces instead of velcro. I don't care if knitting is out of fashion, I enjoy it. Meredeth can have her sewing. I can buy a lot of yarn for what a sewing machine costs.

Quiltlady
01-25-2007, 05:46 AM
I love my knitting but I also like to sew quilts. So I enjoy both!! :cheering: :cheering: Knitting is much more portable!! :happydance:

blueeyes28
01-25-2007, 07:32 AM
I thank her! if all the preppy trend setters put down the yarn and notions there is more for us right!!! :happydance:


We know we are great who cares if anyone else does!

GennyLynn1962
01-25-2007, 08:46 AM
How did I miss that???

It seems to me there are more knitters than there use to be, especially teenage knitters.

nadja la claire
01-25-2007, 09:01 AM
UHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE SEWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:!!!: Not there's anything wrong with sewing it's just not my thing. I hate sewing so much that when I'm looking at a new pattern the 1st thing I look for is how much seaming has to be done and then I try to figure out a way around said seaming. I can't stand these people who think they can decide what's "in" and what's not and everyone is just supposed to follow suit :!!!: :grrr: She can keep her sewing, I'm not throwing my knitting needles out, they're far too expensive and besides most of them have UFOs on them :teehee:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

GennyLynn1962
01-25-2007, 09:43 AM
Did anyone watch The Today Show today?

Did you see the part about the bacterial infection (I can't remember the name of it)? But it is spreading all over the place. That is scary.

dustinac
01-25-2007, 09:53 AM
I might be wrong.. but I thought when she was on The View she was trying to learn to knit.. cause Elizabeth knits and they made a few comments.. she wasn't really catching on.. which knitting is easy to do so maybe thats why she made the comment... she was was mad cause she couldn't be cool like us... :rofl:

losnana
01-25-2007, 09:56 AM
Hey now! I knit and crochet! But I do think we shall all send emails or something to the Today Show, tell her we were knitting while watching her show, and that all the people who were sewing were NOT watching her show, but were staring down at their machines!!!

I think that's a great idea. I'm sending my email right now. Hope as many of y'all as feel it appropriate wil do the same thing.

jmp3775
01-25-2007, 10:49 AM
And actually,when they showed their Xmas gift exchange this year, Matt got her a HUGE Kate Spade tote bag filled with yarn, needles, and the KNitting for Dummies book.
Thats very funny t o me :rofl:

auburnchick
01-25-2007, 10:53 AM
And actually,when they showed their Xmas gift exchange this year, Matt got her a HUGE Kate Spade tote bag filled with yarn, needles, and the KNitting for Dummies book.
Thats very funny t o me :rofl:

And after what she said yesterday?? He must have been thinking, "Uh, I guess you didn't like what I got you???"

:roflhard:

letah75
01-25-2007, 11:00 AM
:!!!: :!!!: :!!!:

I sew and Knit, but I much prefer Knitting. And anyone who uses a phrase out of Buffy the Vampire slayer "Ugg, that jacket is sooooo five minutes ago" is not the bastion of what is "hip and in".


:hair:

Mrs. D.
01-25-2007, 11:02 AM
I used to sew clothing and will never make another garment again. But I did just take up quilting which is pretty cool. I knit and crochet and barring some sort of disaster like no more yarn (but I have a stash to last a lifetime so I don't think I would ever have that problem) I will never put down my needles and hooks.

bip
01-25-2007, 11:08 AM
That's fine if she doesn't want to knit and if she wants to feel better about it by declaring it "out". That just leaves more yarn for me!

KEDEK5
01-25-2007, 12:23 PM
Well I have been sewing for 30+ years and knitting took up knitting only 3 years ago. I enjoy both but knitting is much more portable and relaxing. Isn't there some kind of saying that says fads come around ever 20 years or so! I will keep doing both no matter what Meredith says!! xxx

cookworm
01-25-2007, 01:30 PM
People that are in the media--whether it's anchorpeople, journalists, or celebrities--why do they think people need to know their opinion on every single topic? Why is it that their opinion is somehow considered "gospel", that just because they're famous, they're some kind of experts? No offense, but I could care less what most celebs or media people's opinion are in politics, religion, or what they deem as "popular". They're regular people--just like us, putting their pants on in the morning one leg at a time. :grrr: :!!!:

Yes, they're entitled to have their own opinions for sure (because we all are entitled to have them), but do I really need to hear what Meredith and any other celebrity thinks about knitting? Really--who cares?????!!!!!!

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. :oops: :rofl:

CamNMeg
01-25-2007, 02:20 PM
I've been sewing off and on for 15 years and I've only been knitting for about a month. I love both of them equally. I love the quick creations I can make with my sewing machine, but I also love the portability & calmness that comes with knitting. (My sewing machine has almost flown off of my deck a few times! :grrr: )

I, too, wish that tv personalities would keep their opinion to themselves. I get tired of them deciding what's "in" or "out".

auburnchick
01-25-2007, 02:24 PM
do I really need to hear what Meredith and any other celebrity thinks about knitting?

She'll change her tune when they catch Paris Hilton knitting something for her little dog. Then it will be back in vogue. :teehee:

Stiney
01-25-2007, 02:29 PM
People that are in the media--whether it's anchorpeople, journalists, or celebrities--why do they think people need to know their opinion on every single topic? Why is it that their opinion is somehow considered "gospel", that just because they're famous, they're some kind of experts? No offense, but I could care less what most celebs or media people's opinion are in politics, religion, or what they deem as "popular". They're regular people--just like us, putting their pants on in the morning one leg at a time. :grrr: :!!!:

Yes, they're entitled to have their own opinions for sure (because we all are entitled to have them), but do I really need to hear what Meredith and any other celebrity thinks about knitting? Really--who cares?????!!!!!!

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. :oops: :rofl:

A lot of those morning talk show people are probably just spouting off what they're told to say. I hate those shows. They spend more time telling you what they're going to be talking about then talking about anything. And I'm not interested in 99.99999% of what they do have to say. Lucky for me I'm at work when they're on. :teehee:

brendajos
01-25-2007, 02:51 PM
okay I think we may be getting a little over the top here. I don't think she was reeeeeeeeeally suggesting anything bad about knitting or that people shouldn't be caught knitting. I would guess it was just the copy that was written for her and even if it wasn't, I would also guess that she doesn't care any more for knitting than she does for sewing. She was just introducing the story. Either way it doesn't matter and I didn't really find myself being put down by what she said. I know I joked about being angry but really, I just don't think that this really matters. It's the Today show... while there are serious news stories on there, they are basically entertainers and are rarely informed enough on ACTUAL issues. Why fret about cwap they say about things that aren't an issue. :shrug:

(yeah I still have Today show issues since Katie ticked me off!)

cookworm
01-25-2007, 03:06 PM
She'll change her tune when they catch Paris Hilton knitting something for her little dog. Then it will be back in vogue. :teehee:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
SO TRUE!!!! Pathetic and sidesplittingly funny, but true!!!

cinnybuns
01-25-2007, 03:10 PM
People that are in the media--whether it's anchorpeople, journalists, or celebrities--why do they think people need to know their opinion on every single topic? Why is it that their opinion is somehow considered "gospel", that just because they're famous, they're some kind of experts? No offense, but I could care less what most celebs or media people's opinion are in politics, religion, or what they deem as "popular". They're regular people--just like us, putting their pants on in the morning one leg at a time. :grrr: :!!!:

Yes, they're entitled to have their own opinions for sure (because we all are entitled to have them), but do I really need to hear what Meredith and any other celebrity thinks about knitting? Really--who cares?????!!!!!!

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. :oops: :rofl:

A lot of those morning talk show people are probably just spouting off what they're told to say. I hate those shows. They spend more time telling you what they're going to be talking about then talking about anything. And I'm not interested in 99.99999% of what they do have to say. Lucky for me I'm at work when they're on. :teehee:

*ahem* I completely agree with cawthraven on this subject, Talk Show Anchors only show's what the viewers would think it is cool, and shun everything else, because they can't think on their own :roflhard: and have others like *cough meridith* tell them what is good/bad. It's sad how they influcence everyone from younge & old on how things should be depicted. What ever happened to being unique, having a mind of your own, your own interest, your own opnions your own character.

I on the other hand like to step out of the box and claim my individuality xxx Knit on guys and gals knit on....... :woohoo:

losnana
01-25-2007, 07:25 PM
Yes, they're entitled to have their own opinions for sure (because we all are entitled to have them), but do I really need to hear what Meredith and any other celebrity thinks about knitting? Really--who cares?????!!!!!!

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. :oops: :rofl:

Don't get off the soapbox; just move over and make room for me to get on it with you!!!

1to1
01-26-2007, 03:25 PM
Uh, I didn't see what Matt gave her for Christmas but...

HEY MER, I'll take whatever he gave you since it's so five minutes ago.

...you know it had to be EXPENSIVE!!

itscryttle
01-26-2007, 03:40 PM
No way! I love knitting WAY better then sewing.

Can't exactly take a sewing machine with me to the doctors office or anyplace else I am waiting.

CarmenIbanez
01-26-2007, 03:44 PM
You guys know me, I'm too lazy to read what everyone already wrote, so forgive me if I repeat....

You can't take a sewing machine on the subway with you. You can't work with tiny stitching needles on the bus. They are completely different crafts. I love that people just assume you can't do both? WHATEVER.

Anyway, I don't see sewing taking off like knitting has. You need too much skill and equipment. Plus, if you think patterns for knitting are hard, OY!