Tuesday, 27 March 2007
The world wide knitternet
I love being an internet knitter. Having access to a worldwide community of people all doing the same thing as you - and all doing it slightly differently, with their own travails and insights - has thrown knitting wide open to me. From the nervous poking I accomplished under the watchful eye of my second instructress (it's ok, she doesn't work there anymore), I can now look out to thousands of knitters for support, advice and encouragement - and give the same out to others in turn. I've tried things in my first year of knitting that I might have taken years or decades to get to on my own (cables! lace! provisional cast-ons! posh yarn! cheap cotton! dishcloths! I fear nothing in the knittiverse!). I thank you, knitters. Knit on.