Have you ever noticed that pictures posted by others of their finished works tell the story in where they live? I may be stereotyping a bit but in the latest contest of the Mad Hatters, you can almost tell without reading the address from where it’s coming from.
If you have ever noticed on Facebook, many crocheters that are not from Canada or the USA complain about the lack of being able to get their hands on the yarns we have hear in North America. Primarily, the complaints usually refer to colour and definitely the thickness of the yarn.
I was pondering last night about the difference of the cultures. It appears to me that people outside of Canada / USA produce more intricate and detailed projects. I think it stems from the concept for the availability of yarn.
While here in Canada / USA due to the yarns being more bulky. We have the ability to whip off projects one after another. I’m guilty for this… speed of getting things done is important to me. I get bored of a project if it is taking too long. Meanwhile, when I see something intricate, I know I could do it but I think I would fight with myself to not get bored and plow through it. That may be a society difference within itself as well.
So it leads me to start a debate:
- Is speed important to you when crocheting?
- Do thinner yarns interest you?
- How elaborate do you like your projects to be?
There’s no wrong answers… I just think it’s a fascinating topic. Leave me your thoughts in the comments below.