Like many of you, I always have a knit or crochet (or both) project on the go.
Most often, I have several.
I have never really thought about why I like to create things from yarn - I just do. It is something I have always done and I find it hard to imagine that I would ever stop.
I truly dislike finding myself with a spare moment or two and without a work in progress to keep my hands busy.(Any suggestions for an airline security friendly craft?).
Recently I came across a new blog that I am enjoying immensely.
beautiful things is written by an architect who loves to knit ( and knits prolifically, I might add) and appreciates the beautiful things in life.Want to ogle fiber? ...you can do that here. Want to see works in progress and finished things? Plenty of those too! Links galore so that you can find out where the yarn, patterns and inspiration came from. If you enjoy knitting, you'll most likely enjoy this blog.
Recently there was a post that put into words just why I love to knit and crochet...
"One of the things I love about knitting is how you can create these
amazing, three dimensional objects out of a single linear thread, in
essence, a line. And all this through variations on a single stitch - a
loop looped through a loop. And in one tug you can basically unravel
the whole thing. A line doesn't take up three dimensional space. It's
like making something out of nothing. It seems like such an optimistic
process, creative in the literal sense, and so elemental. Perhaps that
is why it is so healing and restorative a process. Words, for example,
seem like much more of a social construct in comparison."
beautiful things, May 3rd 2007
So there you have it- and put so simply and beautifully.
Not my own words but at last I will be able to explain just why it is I feel so compelled to knit.