Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's a Good Thing

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It's been a great month for new knitters at Little Red Mitten.  The number of young people who want to knit - for a new baby, for themselves, or because their friends have inspired them, continues to grow. 

It seems that when more people knit, more want to learn. Non-knitters watch the relaxed faces of those who knit ...and they want to go to that place, too.  And what could be more exciting than jumping into a hobby so full of possibilities, designs, colour, texture and cosiness?

So what prompts people to want to learn to knit?  Is it the popularity of handknitted garments?  Is it the desire to carry on a tradition?  Maybe it is mankind's innate need to create.  Or is it all about the comfort of creating something with love for someone you love? 

What do you think?


  1. I've been knitting for such a long time that I don't remember why I wanted to learn, except that my Grandma showed me how... She lived nearby, but when I got home, I had forgotten how to hold the needles, and 'invented' my own technique.

    I love making things that "no one else has" in the colours that *I* adore - and I hope recipients appreciate the time/love that goes into their knitted gifts.

  2. Well said....very thought provoking!