Stitchy Quotes

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it 
doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 
-Elizabeth Zimmerman

“Your hands are a window into your heart and soul. There is a piece of yourself in every project you make; there is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug."
-Lily Chin

I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.” 
-Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"I like making a piece of string into something I can wear."

"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary."  
-Mary Kurtz

(From the "How to Wind Yarn" tutorial)

Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” 
– Knitting Without Tears

Definition of "knit"
To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.

To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings.

To join; to cause to grow together.

To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love.

To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.

To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.

To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

Union knitting; texture.

"I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them."  

My kind of character enjoys work best when work is fun, and progress can be noted and gloated over. When I have a long plain piece of knitting ahead I put a safety-pin at each day’s beginning to show me how I am coming.”
-Elizabeth Zimmerman

"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."
-Dorothy Day

Now let us all take a deep breath and forge on into the future; knitting at the ready.”
-Elizabeth Zimmerman

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
-Franklin D Roosevel

“...there are few knitting problems that will not yield to a blend of common sense, ingenuity and resourcefulness...”
-Elizabeth Zimmerman


  1. the alpacas look like their necks have been knitted! All of them are so cute!

    1. Cute! I never thought about it that way're right! Loved going to the alpaca farm, the alpacas were so sweet and curious about us, that have the most adorable faces too!

  2. As you knit, so shall you rip!


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