Wednesday, July 1, 2020
I read an article on bbc.com this morning called 'How knitting became cool'. Oddly, I can see it on my iPad, but can't find it on my computer, so I can't give a link. Of course I'm delighted that knitting is cool. But why, I wonder, would they put a photograph of a crocheted garment in an article about knitting? Then I read this sentence and almost had apoplexy: 'crochet (a technique used with one knitting needle as opposed to two)....'. Dear BBC, crochet and knitting are two different crafts. Their only connection is that they both use thread of some sort. The interesting thing is that whenever I know a little about a subject, I realise how careless journalists can be with the details. Which makes me wonder what fallacies I absorb about the subjects I know nothing about!