The only difference between an experienced knitter and new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting.
When people see me knitting, I tell them I'm a knitter. Not the sort of knitter they may have run into before, but a passionate, constant, deliberate knitter. I knit everyday, all the time, everywhere I go.
If you have time to knit, if you've taken up knitting, it means you're not worried about the essential stuff.
I explain at the parties that I believe knitting is a transformative and intriguing act that can change the life and brain of the person doing it, and that knitting is a perfect metaphor for life and insight into some better ways through it.
The essay is one of my favourite forms of writing, and I feel like what's inside is really personal, more so than with shorter pieces.
Knitters use knitting to value-add to the world.
Since I became a knitting humor writer, I seem to be understood a little better - at least for the purposes of social discourse.
I do know that there isn't ever going to be a time when there aren't any knitters.
All Newfoundlander men can knit.
There are twice as many knitters as golfers in North America. Still, if you walk into any airport in North America, you can find a golf magazine but not a knitting magazine, even though you can't golf on a plane.
The people who think I'm famous are knitters. Most of my life, I'm wildly unrecognized.
The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we're not encountering a celebrity.
Once in a while, I bump into a knitter, and we have a lovely conversation. But if you figure out the number of people who know me and the people who don't, it's really a small number.
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