Cutting Off My Nose
Have you ever stopped buying a product because the person selling it was a fucking asshole? I think I may be cutting off my nose to spite my face here.
When Cutting Off My Nose Is Acceptable
Let me first start off by stating how I feel about resentments. My thoughts are summed up by someone else’s ideas about it…usually:
Poison…nosectomy…both seem more extreme than my current example.
Years ago, I found this fantastic baby alpaca yarn at a wool festival. Fingering weight and about 600 yards, it came in great colors and looked really great when I knit it up.
I got to be chatty with the vendor. She seemed a little bit odd, but she was in one of my Facebook forums, so I was friendly.
Then she turned ugly. She kept doubling down on an ignorant and hateful post she made. She started to sound like an abusive alcoholic. Out of touch with reality and insistent she was right to have such hateful ideas. I had promoted her yarns in the past, but that wasn’t going to happen again. And I vowed to never purchase from her again. I’ve seen her since at a wool festival and passed by the booth without interaction.
I’m just now using up the last of the yarn I purchased from her over the years. And it’s been about 3 or 4 years since I bought anything from her.
Yes, I will miss this yarn. And as of yet, I haven’t found anything quite as good.
But it’s still better than supporting this bigot’s business as far as I’m concerned. And honestly, it’s no where near as bad as losing a nose.
What’s it worth for you to lose a nose?
More work on the Chevron Striped Wrap.
Finn doesn’t care, but I’m a little less than 1/4th finished with this project.
I’ve always loved the graphic beauty of this design. Especially when I have yarns in colors that show it off well. The original pattern is done in worsted weight yarn and doesn’t have an i-cord selvedge edge. I love the fingering-weight version of the design, but I’m not sure the i-cord edging is worth the extra effort.
I’m hopeful the edge gives the garment a bit more structure.