Really, there are only two kinds of people who are going to understand about hand-knit socks: those who wear them and know the singular joy of perfect socks, and the knitters who have the pleasure of giving that exquisite experience. Everybody else thinks you must be a special kind of crazy to spend so much time making something that you could buy for $1.99 at the store.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - The Yarn Harlot
Sunday, November 21, 2010
"It is some kind of miracle that all knitting is constructed of only two stiches: knit and purl. Sure, you throw in some yarn overs, and sometimes you knit the stiches out of order, but when it really comes down to it, knitting is simplicity. The most incredible gossamer lace shawl.... the trickiest aran.... a humble sock... each just made with knit and purl."
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - The Yarn Harlot author of "At Knit's End - Medications for Women who KNIT too much."
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
4 reasons to knit socks:
1) Hand knit socks are the most comfortable socks anyone will ever wear.
2) Knitting socks has passed virtually unchanged throughout history.
You are doing what knitters have done for hundreds of years.
3) Turning a heel makes you feel smart
4) Sock projects are portable and fit in a pocket or bag.
At Knit;s End - Meditations for Women who Knit too much. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - The Yarn Harlot