Crafting and making things yourself is big right now. A combination of the Global Financial Crisis and all the austerity measures that seem to be sweeping across the world, more and more people are picking up the hand crafts. It’s become so huge, it’s considered “trendy” if you’re a knitter or crocheter.
I’ve always been into cross stitching and have been teaching myself how to sew, knit and crochet recently. Not because it’s trendy, but because these are skills I’ve always wanted to learn, and only now are there lots of resources available for me to learn from.
I hate the trend. I groan at the people who poo poo the less popular crafts like cross stitch, unless it’s subversive cross stitch (which somehow makes it trendy, god knows why.) I find people who judge what you do fairly shallow and annoying.
Sorry if you’re one of these types of people, I’m sure you’re a very nice when you’re not being a snob. I’ve just met one too many like you who are overly in love with themselves and think what they do is the bees knees, and everything that is not “hip” or “cool” is meh.
Anything we do should be done for the love of it. It should be done because we take pleasure out of the doing, and enjoying the fruits of our handiwork. Respect what other people do even if it’s not your thing, and for god’s sake don’t be elitist about it.
I have no problem if you want to stitch “F*** YOU!” and hang it on your wall. I have no problem if you enjoy knitting socks or crocheting cute beanies or scarves. Please have the same respect for the things that interest me.