An excerpt of a common phone call..." What are you doing?" (them), "Knitting." (me). There is no way for you to detect tone by this example, but it is an almost apologetic "knitting". Why is that? Why do I feel the need to apologize to the the non-knitters in my life. Why do I feel that I need to prove that knitting is not lazy or a cure for boredom? Maybe I just want them all to know how wonderful knitting can be? Lots of questions, right? Well inquiring minds (mine), want to know.
Then again, how could they possibly know the wonderous feeling one gets after a garment is soaked, blocked, and ready to wear?
Or the excitement that comes with looking at your FO, and thinking to oneself, I made this! No matter how many items you knit, that feeling never goes away.
Yarn: String Theory Bluestocking ~ A gift from the lovely Jody
There are times I look at a project and remember how it got me through a really rough week at work, when my mind was completely frazzled. My fingers needing to do something to ease the stress. Then the bonus, we end up with a lovely item to wear.
Quite possibly the non-knitters in our lives don't need convincing and I am apologetic for no good reason. :) It wouldn't be the first time. Hah! What I do know without a doubt is that knitting is the best.
I found this video on Pinterst and knew I had to share minutes into watching it. It is amazingly beautiful!
Enjoy and have the best day today!