Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting back to basics...


I have been thinking a lot lately about what knitting means to me and it has been a flood of emotions. I think the true meaning of knitting in my life is the soothing repetition of each stitch as it flows from one needle to the next. I love the challenge of learning a new stitch, or technique, but am continually reminded that there are only 2 stitches in knitting and everything else is a variation on those 2 simple stitches.

Shevawn's Never Ending Story Cowl



**I am including a couple basic projects from our project log that may inspire you with links at the bottom of this post :)



Leanne's Annabella's Cowl


There has been a lot going on  in my life lately and knitting has been my constant companion through it all. I meet so many wonderful knitters daily and  even though some are new and some have been knitting for many years, we all have an immediate connection. It doesn't matter what we do for a living, where we are from, what language we speak, as we all speak knitting, it's magic! I have watched so many of my customers come from those beginning (frustrating) stitches to socks, sweaters, lace and much more.

I am so proud of each and everyone of them and proud of the knitters who only want to knit scarves, hats, or dish cloths...why not I say? Knitting should be fun!! As far as I know there are no knitting police, so knit on!!

We love to share our projects with all of you, but one of the most fun things is seeing what you are working on!! Share your projects with us and we will post them on our project log and you can also find us on Ravelry where we share lots of fun too!  We would love to hear your knitting stories and why you knit, so feel free to share with us! Who knows? You may give another knitter some much needed confidence.

Leanne's Annabella's Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Shevawn's Never Ending Story Cowl from Cowl Girls

As always happy knitting and crocheting!


Jeanne


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1 comment:

Heartsapocolypse said...

Knitting to me is a connection to the past and a bridge to the future. My mother and grandmother both knit so when I pick up my needled, I feel that connection. I've taught my daughter to knit- the bridge to the future. But the most important thing is the meditative effect of knitting. Even on the worst days, in the worst of times, I can pick up my needles and begin to knit and it all goes away. Thanks again for sharing this and those wonderful designs...