Friday, August 7, 2009


I remember once reading an article about the history of crochet that said it was the poor man's (or woman's) answer to lace. Cheaper and faster to make than its high-falootin'cousin, but not as delicate or as sought after.

When I hook patterns like the one I used for toady's square, I can totally see crochet's relation, albeit distant, to lace. It's not as fine, of course, but the family resemblance is definitely there.

And I have to say, it's so pretty it doesn't bother me one bit that I'm a cheap hooker.

August 7, 2009

The same article suggested that it's possible that early crocheters were paid so poorly that they had to resort to prostitution to make ends meet.

I'm not making this up.

I swear.

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