I was browsing through some of The Yarn Harlot's older blogs and found the one about that bank that refunded all the money for Blue Moon's sock club, because according to the bank, it had to be a scam, because no one could want THAT much sock yarn. After my initial shock, I was highly amused. It always comes back to the popular argument; if it were a wine club, or a chocolate club, no one would question it, but YARN?
I told my non-knitter coworker the story, and she was stunned too. "What kind of a bank refuses money?" she agreed, "Of course a knitter is going to need more yarn." Then she said something that reminded me that not all non-knitters are bad people; "I think it's awesome that you knit. It's such a cool hobby." Validation, baby. Knowing there are non-knitting knitting supporters is encouraging.
Hubby's a non-knitting knitting supporter, too. He dutifully smiles and says "Wow" with almost believable sincerity everytime I show him a few unidentifiable rows of stockinette, or, say, that half an inch of sock I did last night. He even ran out with me to replace my size 9 circular needle when the old one snapped in two most of the way through a scarf. He's good people.
Thank heavens for the non-knitting knitting supporters.