A Very-True Quotation from a Book I’m Looking Forward to Reading…

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“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

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My name is Laura, and I am a professional figure skater who gets to travel the world for my job. I love knitting, crafting, blogging, and drinking coffee.
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2 Responses to A Very-True Quotation from a Book I’m Looking Forward to Reading…

  1. agujasblog says:

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

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