Wednesday, September 30, 2009

words for wednesday

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


stitching under oaks said...

I am a knitter and I'm in such great company.

mark said...

i am not a knitter, but i am married to one (on TV :-)). my wife is a REALLY good knitter! love you, sweet.

Journeying Five said...

that's a very great quote and helps give flesh to our attempts at creating. we don't arrive, we simply journey!

Alison said...

Love it!

larissa said...

I am a knitter even though I am still mustering up the courage to knit my coat on size 2 needles.