fannishknits

How do people usually react to seeing you knit in public?

slippersox:

jumpingjacktrash:

they invariably tell me they don’t have the patience to learn.

i used to try to explain how if you can tie your shoes you can knit, it’s just pulling a loop through a loop, anyone can do it… but then i figured out “i don’t have the patience to learn” is allistic-ese for “i do not share your hobby, please don’t tell me about it.”

so now i just say, “oh, that’s too bad” or “you’re missing out, dude, it’s fun” and change the subject.

and of course there are the people who ask me to knit them something, directly or indirectly. they don’t mean it. just chuckle politely. when they ask what i’m making, i briefly say what it is and then who it’s for and talk about the person, not the item. i.e. “it’s a baby blanket, my friends adam and kelly are having their first.” this is what people want when they use your knitting as an icebreaker. they want small talk about people. they are not interested in the knitting. i figured this out through long anthropological study and experimentation.

i am the allistic whisperer. :D

You’ve broken the code!  Now how do I announce at meetings that no, really I am listening, I just concentrate better when my hands are doing something without having to say it to each person?

THIS IS WONDERFUL

thedoctorknits

thedoctorknits:

speckldgiraffe:

thedoctorknits:

speckldgiraffe:

speckldgiraffe:

thedoctorknits:

fannishknits:

thedoctorknits:

these attack on titan mittens I’m trying to make are going to be the death of me. like I’m going to have an aneurysm if I have to frog them again.

Are you designing them?

Yeah. I’ve got it charted but the…

You should turn them into a pattern. And let me test knit it. And then put it on ravelry. It would BLOW up.

See, I never put them into a full on pattern cause the charts wouldn’t swatch correctly. I didn’t see the point of putting in the extra effort for something that looks like crap. Part of the problem is that I didn’t think about the fact that the charts would be done in the round and it fucked with the tensioning. 

Are you doing floats every other stitch? That should give you some pretty even tensioning. I’m a pretty tight knitter and get weird tensioning sometimes when I do color work.

uhhh, there’s no way to do those logos while floating every other stitch…? they have to be either minuscule or.. idk 

You’re right.

Intarsia?? The f** if I know how to do that tho

thedoctorknits

thedoctorknits:

speckldgiraffe:

speckldgiraffe:

thedoctorknits:

fannishknits:

thedoctorknits:

these attack on titan mittens I’m trying to make are going to be the death of me. like I’m going to have an aneurysm if I have to frog them again.

Are you designing them?

Yeah. I’ve got it charted but the…

You should turn them into a pattern. And let me test knit it. And then put it on ravelry. It would BLOW up.

See, I never put them into a full on pattern cause the charts wouldn’t swatch correctly. I didn’t see the point of putting in the extra effort for something that looks like crap. Part of the problem is that I didn’t think about the fact that the charts would be done in the round and it fucked with the tensioning. 

Are you doing floats every other stitch? That should give you some pretty even tensioning. I’m a pretty tight knitter and get weird tensioning sometimes when I do color work.

thedoctorknits

speckldgiraffe:

thedoctorknits:

fannishknits:

thedoctorknits:

these attack on titan mittens I’m trying to make are going to be the death of me. like I’m going to have an aneurysm if I have to frog them again.

Are you designing them?

Yeah. I’ve got it charted but the…

You should turn them into a pattern. And let me test knit it. And then put it on ravelry. It would BLOW up.