Creative Knitting - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

“We do not need magic to trans­form our world. We carry all the power we need in­side our­selves al­ready.” —J.K. Rowl­ing

Knit­ting makes me feel like a child at play. As the yarn glides through my fingers and fab­ric be­gins to emerge, I en­joy a mo­ment of ad­mi­ra­tion for the stitches just cre­ated a mo­ment be­fore.

I can’t ex­actly ex­plain it, but there’s some­thing else at hand—some­thing di­vinely in­spired, with a sprin­kle of magic.

When it comes to one-skein and small projects, the ben­e­fits go be­yond the time– and money-sav­ing as­pects. Min­i­mal-skein projects are the so­lu­tion for that itch you wish to scratch when you want to jump into a new project on the spot and fin­ish it quickly.

It’s a thrill to spon­ta­neously dig into our stashes and mar­vel at the beau­ti­ful fibers and col­ors that have been ly­ing dor­mant in the dark cor­ners of our boxes and bins. Fi­nally they have a chance to show their mag­nif­i­cence!

Stash bust­ing is an un­in­hib­ited and in­spir­ing process, akin to how a painter works with a pal­ette and can­vas—en­vi­sion­ing some­thing be­yond the bare, white space to trans­form a skein or two into a head­band, a cowl or a pint-size baby sweater.

Keep mak­ing magic!

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