Let's All Rehash Some Ways That Knitting is Awesome


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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