International Women’s Day might be over, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating women. Check out this video, posted last week by STC Craft. In it, a few of their authors briefly discuss how knitting has fit into the lives of women, past and present.
For over six years, I have been a proud member of the population of young, urban knitters. Personally, knitting has always been a way for me to produce something unique and beautiful, but with the security blanket of patterns and stitches to follow. Sort of like paint-by-numbers, but more sophisticated. More importantly, I can knit while watching obscenely long marathons of The Wire or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and still claim to have been productive, because, hey, I just made a scarf.
Whether you knit to be part of a crafting community, to celebrate a family tradition, or because you love to sit in front of the TV, take a second to marvel at the complicated stitches, patterns, and colorwork that have been passed from generation to generation.
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