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Kathleen’s Top 10 Reasons to Love Knitting

The Galvanized Cardigan: A Finished Object! (That still needs to be blocked. Does that count as finished?)

I love knitting. Shocker, right?

When I was working at Interweave, I loved it, too, but it was so much a part of work, I didn’t look forward to it like I do now. I didn’t think about it at 3:30 p.m. the way I think each night about that first cup of coffee in the morning; I want to hurry up and sleep so I can have that delicious morning nectar.

Each night when Mimi and I sit down with our knitting—we call it “couching it”—I have a feeling of anticipation as I pick up my project. Where did I leave off? What’s next in the pattern? I hope I get to start on a knit row instead of a purl row! You know the feeling.

I once wrote a blog for Thanksgiving, about about why I’m thankful for my knitting, and I still feel that way today. Here are some of those reasons:

The Vera Cardigan from Perfectly Feminine Knits by Lena Holme Samsoe. I just finished this for my mom. It’s so flattering, and she loves it.

1. It encourages my creativity.

2. It introduces me to new people who share my love for the craft.

3. It loves to travel.

4. It likes the same TV shows that I like.

5. It keeps the same schedule as I do; if I want to knit in the middle of the night, it’s there for me.

6. It challenges me.

I was out at Alpaca Direct the other day, and I was inspired by a list I saw on the blackboard that’s behind the front desk/cash register area. There was a list of reasons to knit, and I hadn’t heard of some of them, so I reinvented my list, including some of those ideas. Check out my new Top 10 Reasons to Love Knitting!

Yours in loving knitting,


P.S. Did I miss your favorite reason to knit? Leave a comment and share!