Because it’s Thanksgiving in America, it makes sense to take a moment to reflect on why knitting is so important in our lives. For me, knitting is part of my career, of course, but I would still love to knit even if no one paid me for it. It is a calming influence in my life (most of the time), allows me to warm my child and other people with the work of my hands, is a way to be creative and is just fun.
After the recent Knitter’s Review retreat, where the gathered knitters had amassed a collective 1,000+ years of knitting experience, Clara Parkes compiled a list of 10 life lessons for knitters.
From “always buy the best yarn you can afford” to “good knitting needs to be worn and enjoyed,” these lessons are true and sweet and bear repeating over and over.
If you ever find yourself saying, “I’m too stressed out to knit,” reevaluate your life so it never happens again.
But do go check out the whole list and all the great pictures from the event. They’ll make you thankful to be a knitter. (Awww…)
[Photo via Knitter’s Review.]