In fact, can I just offer this completely fabulous Elizabeth Zimmerman quote, which kind of sums up this lovely little book (and is found heading up the last chapter)?
Knitting is formed by a series of loops pulled through loops to the end of time or to "desired length"... Be grateful for this and don't expect any more. (from Knitter's Almanac)
I love that because really, isn't the rhythm and comfort of knitting a perfectly lovely thing to be grateful for? And how wise to just love the process without any expectations beyond it (such as, say, a perfect garment).
Of course I'll try a pattern or two (maybe the Trio of Lacy Washcloths, and definitely the Chicken Egg Warmer) and I might even test out a recipe (probably Aunt Charlotte's "You Won't Believe How Easy It Is to Make" Jam). But mostly I'm enjoying the stories Michelle Edwards offers with each pattern or instruction. They're so warm and friendly I really do feel like I'm sitting with a friend while we knit. It's lovely and a joy. Just what you want out of any kind of companion, don't you think?
Well, with knitting on my mind, I simply can't resist leaving you with a picture of my latest love. I did my best but I'm afraid this muted Pacific Northwest winter light combined with my lack of photography experience just don't do this red justice. But oh, she's still lovely I'd say.
|Madelinetosh Merino Light in Scarlett|