every once in a while a knitter tells me
that they are not a "real knitter."
I ignore them, for they are lying.
there are no standards or entrance exams in knitting.
it's not like the big board of knitting executives mails you
your papers the day you finish an Aran sweater,
finally pronouncing you a real knitter.
If you are knitting, you are a real knitter. period.
-Stephanie Pearl McPhee