Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ten on Tuesday: justification edition

Today is the Top Ten Reasons Why I Knit.


I am kind of stumped. I learned to knit at the ripe old age of 3, so it has never occurred to me NOT to knit. Let's see what I come up with...

1. It keeps my hands busy. Idle hands and all that, but I am really not great at sitting still.
2. Focus. I wouldn't self diagnose as ADD, but I am a creative, very intelligent woman- my mind wanders.
3. Babies look cuter in handknits.
4. On my worst day, i can feel brilliant because I can turn two types of heels without instruction.
5. It connects me to my godmother, Shirley, who passed away when i was 20. I miss her every day and my heart aches to see her again.
6. I have a lot of yarn and its not going to knit itself.
7. My knitting and a cup of tea can stop me from eating after dinner.
8. It lets me go to knitting groups, where the people i meet are amazing!
9. This blog would me a lot more boring if it were just me and the cat, no knitting.
10. I am exactly have Irish and half Norwegian-  if i didn't like to knit, i think my DNA would compel me to anyway. ( cables and color work are my favorites, go figure).


  1. You included things I hadn't thought of and I especially like the part about the connection you feel to your godmother. I feel that way about my Nana as she knit constantly.

  2. Socks make me feel brilliant, too.

  3. I don't like sitting without my hands being busy, knitting fills the bill.

  4. I'm Poli-Rican (Polish and Puerto Rican) and believe it or not, it's my PR side that taught me to knit.