Outside of my wonderful internet pals, I don't know many people who knit, especially knitters who are my age! So, when I started knitting at the age of 16, I was an anomoly in my group of friends. I didn't tell them I was learning to knit until I was 6 months into the addiction, and surprisingly, it was accepted with little teasing.
In fact, the teasing never came from people my age. My friends were actually quite impressed I was teaching myself. Now, this reaction was a real shock for me, I was expecting young teens to find their grandma-like friend a source of entertainment, never did I think they would be so accepting of it.
After telling people I was a knitter, I had to let them all know that I was a blogger. Now, to be honest, I thought this would go down well. Since blogging is all the rage these days, there aren't many people who don't know what blogging is.
My friends obviously missed the memo about blogging, as when I told them I wrote a blog, they just stared at me and said: "You write what about bogs?" (F.Y.I - 'the bog' in England
is a toilet.)
I quickly explained that I don't chronicle my toilet habits and what I think of the toilets I use for the entire world to read, I in fact write about knitting.
Now, this did stifle a few smiles from the group, but the teasing didn't come from the 15 year old kids, it came from their mid-30s parents.
Now, don't get me wrong, the teasing was never mean. It was all in good jest, and no one has ever upset me with their jokes. But, it does make me smile that now those couple of blog views has turned into a part-time job for me (I make money through product placement, adverts on my YouTube videos & kind support from viewers. You can learn more here).
So, who's laughing now, eh?
Has anyone teased you for being a crafter or a blogger/podcaster? Tell me in the comments below!
I'll see you guys tomorrow, but until then, I hope you have a great day!