Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Very-True Quotation from a Book I'm Looking Forward to Reading...

"Despite what we knitters know to be true, the non-knitting world somehow persists in thinking that a "knitter" looks a certain way. Most likely, this picture is one of an elderly woman, grandmotherly and polite, sitting in her rocking chair surrounded by homemade cookies and accompanied by a certain number of cats.

In reality, a knitter today is just as likely to be young, hip, male, and sitting at a "Stitch and Bitch" in a local bar. Several of today's best knitting designers are men, and a knitter is as likely to have body piercings as homemade cookies.

Despite our diversity, the tendency to be accompanied by a cat is an oddity among knitters that cannot be explained.

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


  1. agree about the cats. what is up with that?? of course, i'm a sucker for a cute puppy. (and allergic to cats).

  2. I'm allergic to cats too! Puppies are my favorite.


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