Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Thoughtful Thursday: The #1 Reason Knitters Knit

"It is my considered belief that the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can't tolerate boredom. It takes more to engage and entertain this kind of human, and they need an outlet or they get into trouble. I think you could probably get a surprising number of the mothers of knitters to admit that they are grateful their child knits now (even if their child is forty-five, not four) because they know that their child's brains cause trouble without constant occupation and that knitting probably prevents arson, prison, theft, and certainly mischief. 

I think knitters just can't watch TV without doing something else. Knitters just can't wait in line, knitters just can't sit waiting at the doctor's office. Knitters need knitting to add a layer of interest to the world so that they can cope without adding a layer of interest in other, less constructive ways. I can tell you that if anyone in the world thinks of me as charming, calm, or productive, they should try me without my knitting."

~ Excerpt from Free-Range Knitter, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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