Those who know me accept the fact that I am an English major at heart, if not in real life. I can spot a typo at 50 paces and a misplaced apostrophe at 100. I have much more respect for writers (even bloggers and people who post in forums on the net) if they use apostrophes correctly and spell accurately. In reading one of my favorite knitting blogs just now, I was disappointed in the author (who I enjoy and generally think does a great job of keeping her grammar and spelling top notch) when she made the mistake that I seem to notice constantly lately. (No, family, it's not putting "at" at the end of a sentence, but that annoys me, too.)
Lose vs. loose. What is so hard about this? Loose is when your pants are too big and fall down. Lose is what you've done when you can't find your car keys. You don't loose weight, you lose it (if you're lucky.) The sweater you knit is not too lose, it's too loose (assuming it's size is too large for you.) And make sure you have the right number of "o"s in too, also!
There. I feel better now. You eagle eyes may leave comments correcting any grammar or spelling necessary in this post.