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Old 03-12-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
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'alternative' knitters
now theres nothing wrong wit a nice cardigan or a good pair of socks-infact i dont know whered id be wothout a good pair of socks, but conventional and pastel colours just arnt my thing.
I like motorbikes, heavy metal, i do karate, perpetually wear doc martins or new rocks, and didnt cry when bambis mother died - oh and i knit

I was sat in my local biker pub the otherday, wearing the standard many zipped jeans black eyliner and boots, drinking a pint and doing my knitting - needless to say i gained a few strange looks - and when your getting strange looks from people with green hair and metal through their cheeks, you know you must be standing out somehow!)

I have found a great sight called AntiCraft, which is full of alternative kntting and craft projects, - perculiar items or regular items with a slightly twited angle on them and i think its great.I was just wondering how many other 'alternative knitters there are out there? who else combines the sharper side of life with the somewhat softer?
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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wish I was cool enough to be alternative- but I'm not....... 35, mom, normal paper pushing job.... but I love sites like anti-craft. they tweak my funny bone. I was way more twisted in my youth... Check Craftsters boards too- many of like minds (and hair)
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:34 PM   #3
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Hey, I'm a big tough truck driver and I was sitting in the truck stop bar tonight knitting on a sock and discussing the comparisons and contrasts of knitting versus crochet with the bartender. Talk about standing out
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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What do you mean by the sharp side of life? Is knitting a soft part of your life?
My favourite Anticraft project is the etched shot glasses, easier than I would have thought! I've been keeping an eye out for glass etching stuff since I saw those...

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Old 03-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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I'm 35 and a mom and I am cool enough to be alternative so, so can you!
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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I guess I might count.

I used to be a mechanic (still do that and restoration as a hobby), study iaido, play bass in a band, make chainmaille, and swear like a sailor. (I look awfully boring, though.)

I'm also a knitter and a Girl Scout leader. Heh.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:44 AM   #7
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Re: 'alternative' knitters
Originally Posted by tarrentella
I like motorbikes, heavy metal, i do karate, perpetually wear doc martins or new rocks, and didnt cry when bambis mother died - oh and i knit
I cried when Bambi's mother died


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Old 03-13-2007, 03:39 AM   #8
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I am a closet rebel..

I too am an almost 33 year old mom, with 4 tattoos (all safely hidden under my garments). I would love to get a tattoo right out in the open, I like anything that is out of the norm, but tend to allow myself to stay conservative out of convenience in my working world.

The most rebellious I get at work is my funky colored socks

I am not sure when or if I will feel confident enough to show on the outside how I feel on the inside.

Anyhow hats off to those of you that do, you are my hero's and for the time being I will live vicariously through you.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:05 AM   #9
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Re: 'alternative' knitters
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I like motorbikes, heavy metal, i do karate, perpetually wear doc martins or new rocks, and didnt cry when bambis mother died - oh and i knit
I cried when Bambi's mother died


i may not have cried at bambie but you should see me watching White Christmas!
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:14 AM   #10
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You guys are a hoot! When it comes to your creative side, the skie's the limit! Good luck on all those "tweaky" projects of yours. I am just getting the hang of sweaters so I think I will stick with that! Besides, I am a 53 year old grandmother and though I laughed myself silly at Wild Hogs last weekend, I am pretty much your straight forward granny!
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