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Old 03-16-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Non-knitters say the darndest things
I have one to add to our collection. On the train home last night an older woman asked me what I was making. I said, "A baby blanket." She looked at it and said, "Oh, so it's like an afghan but knit?"

I said, "Yep", but what I wanted to say is "it's not like an afghan, it is an afghan."

I figure she must crochet or think that it is only an afghan if it is croched? I thought it was cute.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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My mom tried telling me that an afghan was only an afghan if it was crocheted.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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what's funny is that this is what dictionary.com says an afghan is once you get past the non-yarn craft definitions.

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a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern
evidently they need to be made of wool to be an afghan...
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:18 AM   #4
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afghans can be crocheted?

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Old 03-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
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I thought an afghan was a breed of dog.
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I thought an afghan was a breed of dog.
This is better than my friends who thought I was telling them I had a person from Afghanistan on my bed.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by cawthraven

This is better than my friends who thought I was telling them I had a person from Afghanistan on my bed.




Love it!!

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