Wherever you are, that’s a good place to knit!
Writing The Knitter’s Life List was a true joy! I was constantly inspired and intrigued by what I learned as I researched and wrote, and I was moved by the generosity and support of the fiber community in response to my many questions. Now that the book is out in the world, I’m quite humbled – but also excited – by the realization that this particular list is truly never ending. The painter Degas wisely commented that “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” And that’s not just true about painting: the more you know about anything, the more you discover how much more there is to learn. Writing The Knitter’s Life List brought that home to me with a resounding thud. Not only am I constantly reminded of things I could have included in the book, yet missed, but the fiber world is forever bubbling with new creative projects, intriguing techniques, talented people, and (sometimes) whacky ideas. The life list could indeed never be considered final. That’s my motivation for creating this blog. Each week I’ll write about something else I’m adding to my list. I’m hoping readers will share their discoveries, too, so that together we can keep the life list growing.
Knitter-spotting. I’m thinking first of places where I’m likely to pull out my knitting. My book includes a list of likely and less likely places to knit, along with a pitch for knitting in public. I realized recently, however, that I forgot to include one of my own very favorite knitting hangouts: the beach! I can’t imagine anything much more soul-satisfying than sitting on the sand, listening to the ocean, and knitting on a warm, sunny beach late on a golden afternoon. Once you’re home and pull out your knitting, the little sprinkles of sand that fall out in your lap are sparkling reminders of a perfect day! What is your favorite place to knit? Where do you wish you could knit?!