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Life is too short for this

Ellabella

Life is too short for this
« on: June 12, 2018, 14:22:57 PM »
Whilst browsing the promotions section of my emails (I am bored) I found a link to a free pattern for  a Cotton + Linen Bath Wrap.

Sounds nice thought I, so I clicked on it.

https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2018/06/11/cotton-linen-bath-wrap/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Cotton%20%2B%20Linen%20Bath%20Wrap&utm_term=PSR%20%2B%20Knitting

FFS, its a towel.  Who on this earth knits towels? :angry:

Sorry, should this have been on the Rant Thread?
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

jen

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 14:31:43 PM »
Well, it made me laugh :D

justpottering

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 14:37:09 PM »
Me too Jen  :D :D :D
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

Pineau

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 14:39:02 PM »
Yes I saw that too and had a silent guffaw about it.

Strikes me there are a lot of cool young people out there who don’t remember having to knit a dishcloth in primary school. If they did they’d treat this, and the accompanying instructions for knitting your own tea towels, with the disdain it deserves. Even if they are in organic hemp yarn, hand spun by an off duty tech startup entrepreneur on a wheel they built themselves ...
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 14:40:49 PM by Pineau »

UttaRetch

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 15:15:14 PM »
What are they smoking over there? :o  Knit your own towel, indeed.
What goes around comes around.

Sewingsue

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 15:21:11 PM »
9 skeins of yarn at $19 a skein?????
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

UttaRetch

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 15:31:49 PM »
A $171 for a towel 36 inches wide by 52 inches long? :S  Someone is well down the rabbit hole.
What goes around comes around.

StitchinTime

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 15:36:50 PM »
I saw a tutorial recently for crocheted cotton wool pads which I thought was quite a good idea for using up left over yarn.

However, I think this would be a step too far when it comes to sustainability.

UttaRetch

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 15:40:39 PM »
Eight links.  :S  Who knew that this was a thing?
What goes around comes around.

maliw

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 17:17:26 PM »
Never!! Sorry I've got better things to do.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Surest1tch

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 17:40:33 PM »
A large majority of the American knitting community do.  No offence meant to our American members but I can't see the logic in it. Something that big and heavy would surely drop like crazy!

Lachica

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 18:10:50 PM »
Nooooooo.......I like to minimise waste and be reasonably sustainable....but knitting your own tampons???!!!! I'm thinking of taking several used ones home after a working day uurrgggh
Mary

UttaRetch

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 19:11:36 PM »
Sustainability can become a burden.  Imagine also being a vegan too.
What goes around comes around.

LasAng523

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 18:49:17 PM »
I'm from the States and yes I agree that this is a bit strange. I guess we spend out time and money the way we want to :-)

Francesca

Re: Life is too short for this
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 20:13:09 PM »
I don't get the tampon... just get a cup if you want sustainability.