Meditations on Knitting

August 07, 2012

I'm browsing around for interesting knitting quotes for a little project...and really can't help but share with you some of my favourites.

I thought about making them all pretty, but doing so would mean i'd probably never get around to sharing them!

"Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage."

--Elizabeth Zimmerman, From Knitting Without Tears

“I'm bored with knitting. I've taken up arson.”

― Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

'There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference.'

--Elizabeth Zimmerman

'It is my considered belief that the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can't tolerate boredom.'

--Stephanie Pearl-McPhee  from Free Range Knitter

'Advice for new knitters: When choosing a pattern, look for ones that have words such as "simple", "basic", and "easy". If you see the words "intriguing", "challenging", or "intricate", look elsewhere.

If you happen across a pattern that says "heirloom", slowly put down the pattern and back away.

"Heirloom" is knitting code for "This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief".
― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee from At Knit's End

“Sitting here with one's knitting, one just sees the facts.”

-- Agatha Christie

What projects are keeping your hands busy at the moment? I'm actually trying to get some finished....

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