How many of you out there are knitters?
I learned to knit years ago, when I was in grad school. I’d wanted to make holiday gifts for my family and just as I was going to start, my old sewing machine finally broke down. While I waited for a new one to arrive, I taught myself to knit. The addiction took a quick hold.
I’m curious about the crossover between the sewing and knitting communities. To me, it seems like such a natural pairing. If you love texture, color, and textiles, knitting is the perfect compliment to sewing.
It’s slow, while sewing is (relatively) fast. It’s mobile, while sewing is definitely more stationary. It’s leisurely (usually), while sewing is more active.
And best of all, knitting can be a lot more communal. You can sit by a fireplace with a group of knitters and chat away while you work, something sewing doesn’t really facilitate.
Whenever I feel a little burned out on sewing, I find myself reaching for my knitting needles to get a textile fix.
If you’d like to find me, you can friend me on ravelry. Though I’ve been sporadic about updating, I’m trying to remember to post my projects there! Feel free to post your own ravelry info in the comments and maybe we can find each other?
(The sweater above is one I just made for my mom.)