Reflections on knitting

handmadebysoo is grateful to Mark for finding and sharing the following quotation:
“Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.”  – attributed to Dorothy Day

How true this is.  For me, knitting has always been an ‘in between’ activity which weaves its way throughout my day.  I pick up my needles a few minutes here, a few minutes there.  Standing in the kitchen, waiting for a sponge cake to rise, sitting in the car until it’s time to go in to teach, watching a favourite TV programme for an hour, that first sit down after a stressful day, my automatic reaction is always to reach for my knitting.  That’s why you will often come across wool and needles tucked away in the oddest of places.  Time is so precious and there’s always some knitting to be done.

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