Interested In Atheist/Agnostic Knitting and Crocheting?

Today, for the second time in the last couple of months, I have been getting an influx of traffic from the “atheist and agnostic” segment of the knitting and crocheting site Ravelry. I love that my alternatingly academic and polemical blog’s appeal is broad enough that it is getting linked to by a site with the cuddly, adorable image below on its homepage (click through to see the all the pink yarn in the image which is missing when copied here). And, seriously, I just love that there even is a place where people regularly talk about atheism and agnosticism crafts. Join the site here and find the atheists here. The times they are a’changin’!

Send us pictures of your atheistic crafts, current and future Ravelry fans!

Your Crafts?

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Mattir

    Really, who WOULDN’T be interested in atheist knitting and crocheting and spinning and… Thanks for the reminder to check in with Ravelry.

  • Rich Stage

    Each month, the first Sunday’s exciting.
    An event that is oh so delighting.
    I spend time with my chicks
    who show me new tricks,
    and have always been very inviting.

    Here in Columbus, we have the Central Ohioans for Rational Inquiry knitting group. Always a good time.

  • Lori

    That is awesome. I’m a quilter, not a knitter, but I do see a lot of overlap with Ravelry. Hmmm, must look for a similar site for quilters and infect them with atheism …

  • Marnie

    Yay, thanks for the shout out.

    I created this pattern for Darwin themed hot pants, a few years ago

    And yes, the pattern is offered over at Ravelry :)

  • CrochetSmidget

    A shout out to knitting atheists! Whoo-hoo! I am so making you a knitted Flying Spaghetti Monster for this.

  • Silliest

    These are not my designs, but just to let non-Ravelers in on some of the atheistic stuff we enjoy, here are a few from my favorites-list. One can dress head to toe in Atheistic fashions, if one has a mind to ;->

    Atheist Scarf

    Thank God I’m an Atheist sweater

    Evolutionary shorts

    Zombie-Jesus socks

    Penn & Teller Amigurumi

    Projects tagged “Flying Spaghetti Monster”

    Patterns tagged “Science”

    And much, MUCH more !!!

    All of Ravelry is not atheistic by any stretch.
    But we do have our own little corners where we can craft in peace, make shawls without calling them “prayer shawls”, knit for charity without doing it “for Jesus” and offer each other well-wishes, support and camaraderie without ever once saying “I’ll pray for you”.

    It’s refreshing :-)

    I found your blog through the A&A Crafters group there, and have been enjoying it immensely – not getting a lot of KNITTING done, of course… :-D

  • Lisa Dusseault

    I think this project is a good one to showcase the atheist and agnostic crafters’ group:

    This was a blanket made in memory of one of our members. Various knitters contributed different science and math-themed squares (a heart, an iterated function set, a fibonacci series) because that’s what the man would have liked.

  • beadknitter

    Just found this. Awesome! I’ve been a member of this group for quite awhile now. It’s a huge source of comfort and friendship for me. Athiests in this country are bullied so much by the religious. The fact we all knit and/or crochet is just icing on a very nice cake.

  • Kiwi Sauce

    Thanks for pointing out the group, I joined Ravelry a few months ago and hadn’t investigated the groups, although I have used the patterns available. :)

  • JustKat

    Thanks for posting that – athiest crafters. Awesome. I crochet, quilt, sew, paint, make jewelry (bead work)… Love hand crafts.