Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why I Knit

Everyone knows I knit. It is a little hard to miss this about me because I knit in the doctor's office, at the park, at the pool, in the mall, in the sporting goods stores, in the movie theatre, etc. However, no one really knows WHY I knit. So, here it is...............

I knit for the peace I feel when I am knitting. I knit when I am upset because it smoothes everything over for me, and it calms and soothes my soul.

I knit during movies because I really enjoy the combination--movies/knitting--it just goes together like movies and popcorn. You will never see me watching a movie without my knitting in hand.

I knit because I can make it in my size, my favorite color at the time, and out of whatever fiber I want. And no one else will have exactly the same thing because I use patterns as a reference only, for the most part. Let's see W**-Mart come up with something that fits that bill!! HA!

I knit because HoneyBunny decided years ago that the only socks he can wear are my hand knit ones. And that's ok because I will only wear my hand knit socks as well.

I knit because I love yarn..........and fiber............and sheep..............and angora bunnies..............and cashmere!!!! How do you love cashmere and not knit? If you don't knit but love cashmere, imagine being able to spend hours and hours with cashmere caressing your hands as it slips softly through them and turns into that amazing, luxurious article of clothing!! (Whoa! I have goose bumps just thinking about it!!!)

Knitting is my life. I knit to live. I knit for comfort. Knitting isn't just something I do, it's who I am.

Happy Knitting!


Carol Van Rooy said...

I don't know why, but somehow I can envision you sitting on the edge of the diving board in your bikini knitting the next best thing... a pair of socks to coordinate with the bikini.

Just kidding!!!

Tama said...

Ya! You've got the right idea! LOL! I love it!

Anni said...

I agree with everything you said. All reasons why I knit too.

Fiber Chic said...

Amen, sister!

Annie said...

Knitting is to you what Bollywood movies are to me.

At my dentist office they have a flat screem tv and dvd that hangs above the chair. I brought one of my bollywood movies to soothe me in order to get through having to have a filling replaced. Worked like a charm.