View Full Version : For those who knit with acrylics and synthetics ;-)

07-30-2007, 05:40 PM
Hi everyone - thought you'd find this funny - my bloke, the scientist, was happily playing pokemon while I was drooling in a new LYS we found today, and I was explaining to the owner about my allergy to wool.

Bloke glanced up and pointed at something and said 'that's nice', I said I couldn't use it cause it was from animals, and that I could only use synthetics or plant-based fibres. He started babbling, then came out with a fantastic point - 'synthetics come from animals, cause they died, fell to the bottom of the sea, got smished, turned into oil, were drained and turned into polymers'. Couldn't really counter that one ;-)

Anyway, just thought you'd like it ;-)
Fi xxxx

07-30-2007, 05:45 PM
*giggles* its a great counter to the argument about acrylics not being as "good" as natural fibers :P

Sounds like an argument my BF would make too :D

07-30-2007, 06:39 PM
Yup! He pretty much ended yarn snobbery with that knowledge!!!! Love it! samm

Jan in CA
07-30-2007, 06:42 PM

07-30-2007, 10:34 PM
And it only takes a few hundred million years!:shrug:

07-30-2007, 11:07 PM
But who can wait that long for their yarn?

07-31-2007, 09:46 AM
But who can wait that long for their yarn?

Well, as slowly as I knit..... :frog:

07-31-2007, 09:50 AM
He's only slightly off as the vast majority of the organic matter than eventually turns to oil is vegetable matter, not animal. Vegans can relax.

Still quite funny though.

07-31-2007, 01:26 PM
tee hee

07-31-2007, 01:50 PM

07-31-2007, 09:12 PM
:yay: he he