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:
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!