Thursday, January 10, 2008

Which Fiber Are You? None of The Above

I get this email newsletter, Knitter's Review, and the writer of that newsletter wrote a book, "The Knitter's Book of Yarn". In support of her book, Potter Craft put together a quiz to help knitters determine which fiber you are.

Well, here is where I have to protest. Your final choices Mohair, Angora, Camel, Wool or Odd Ball. I am none of the above!! Um, where is Cotton? Bamboo? Soy? If these are the only types of fibers this author thinks about and writes about she is missing a great many options and a HUGE target audience. Forget people like me who are allergic what about all the vegan and vegetarian knitters?

This isn't the first time this writer forgets the non-animal fiber knitters and it makes me think she is alternative fiber-phobic.

7 comments:

chanknits said...

I noticed that too. And you know I love soy, so I would like to think I would have turned out to be soy-ish... I'm definitely not camel, as the quiz suggested, but at least I didn't come up fluffy bunny like someone else I know...

Cass said...

There is no defining you Sharon. You're one of a kind. :)

Glad you're feeling better sweetie!

monnibo said...

Yea I thought the choices were limited too. I'm sure Clara's book talks about more than just those fibers, but Potter Craft seemed a little quick about that quiz... I mean there were only 5 questions! Apparently I'm "wool".

Anonymous said...

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Miss Me said...

apparently i'm "mohair"... i'm not sure that i like that! does that mean that i make many people itch? or maybe i'm really an old lady??? scary... i would have rather been bamboo... or silk...

Chelle and Maylee said...

Sad choice of fibers. There's exotic banana silk, corn yarn, and loads more. At least they could have added cotton and silk! I think I'd be either soy or bamboo.

RandomRanter said...

Yes - we are for fiber diversity! Multi-cultural fibers!