Knuggles Think They’re So Funny.

Forewarning I am a bit grumpy today which will be my excuse for the following grumpy post, however, I’m sure that all knitters will commiserate with me on the topic at hand:

Knuggles* think that they’re soooooooooooooooo funny. You will never hear another knitter say to you

“What are you knitting now? A sock? Only one? What about the other one?? HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR”

or

“Only one sleeve**? So are you going to make another one or is this sweater only meant to have one sleeve? HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR”

My general response (when I’m in a good mood) is: well, I can only knit one at a time (a lie but knuggles get confused when introduced to too much knitting in one go), or I smile and fake a chuckle.

I don’t know why knuggles think these jokes are so funny, or why they insist on continuing to make them. To me, knitting jokes like this are the equivalent to calling me an old lady because I’m knitting, especially when they’ll turn around the next day and expect me to knit them something.

Am I the only knitter to get frustrated by these jokes? Am I too sensitive about my yarn? Too impatient with those who know nothing, Jon Snow?

Maybe, maybe not. I’m going to go with not but what do you guys think?

*The/my definition of the (made-up) wordย knuggle being a non-knitter. Like a muggle but in the yarn world rather than the magical one.

** The sleeve in question was the last sleeve on Husband’s sweater (I’m 1/4 of the way through!) from a male co-worker who wasn’t aware he was treading on thin ice with a hormonal knitter

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Knuggles Think They’re So Funny.

11 thoughts on “Knuggles Think They’re So Funny.

  1. Thankfully- I don’t get a lot of knuggle jokes. Usually I get people ravenously interested in what I’m doing, and then they usually say, “Oh I don’t have the time/patience for that”. I get a LOT of that phrase. You sit at home every night and watch HOURS of TV, and yet you don’t have time to knit? Okay.

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    1. Hahaha, maybe!! I had my dad try reverse psychology on me one time by posting a picture of this intricately knit sock slippers he had found on the internet (with no pattern, of course) with the accompanying tagline: You should try knitting these for your stepsister’s birthday next month! Betcha can’t!!!!

      All I wanted to respond was, “maybe YOU should try knitting them for her birthday, betcha can’t!!!” hehehe

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      1. Right!?!? I like to remind people that a) it’s a post-apocalyptic skill, and b) how is crafting something from literally a piece of string and two sticks NOT super cool?!

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  2. My irritant is the “what are you crocheting” when I obviously am using 2 needles to knit!!! But I know, “knuggles” (love that!) don’t always know what craft it is. Or the “can you make me….” from people I barely know! Hey, I don’t respond to those requests from my own family, what makes you think you can demand my talent!

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    1. I’ve gotten both before too! I’ve become pretty strict about who I knit for and WHAT I’m willing to knit for them…especially if they confuse knitting and crocheting ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Haha knuggles. This is my new favorite word. I don’t knit in public a lot so I don’t get a lot of comments. Which is probably good because if someone made a joke about me being an old lady, they’d be stabbed with my needle ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hahaha! I get that feeling quite a lot! I usually knit while I’m eating lunch at work, and there was a period of time when this one coworker (an older woman too!) of mine, WHENEVER she would walk in on me knitting, would exclaim something along the lines of, “OH LOOK AT YOU AND YOUR KNITTING. LOOK AT YOU KNIT.” and then move on. Every.single.time.

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