Creative Knitting - - EDITOR'S LETTER -

“Though we travel the world over to find the beau­ti­ful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

—Ralph Waldo Emer­son

Car­ry­ing with us what is beau­ti­ful is surely an un­der­state­ment when we think of the gor­geous hand­knits we take with us wher­ever we go. As knit­ters, most of us have sto­ries about this spe­cial craft. I can at­test to the fact that many projects have trav­eled along with me, while oth­ers have come to life on sim­ple Sun­day af­ter­noons in my back­yard, with noth­ing but nee­dles click­ing and birds chirp­ing in the back­ground.

Knit­ting holds a spe­cial kind of magic that in­spires us to share our joy by teach­ing oth­ers, and it moves us to cel­e­brate our pas­sion through the ex­pres­sion of giv­ing.

The act of knit­ting also has a spe­cial way of slow­ing things down be­cause it is such an entrancing ac­tiv­ity. The world seems to stand still while we’re fo­cused on our nee­dles and the cre­ation of new stitches that amaz­ingly were not there a mo­ment ago.

A kind of alchemy hap­pens when two per­fect sticks and some yarn come to­gether—th­ese are the in­gre­di­ents for in­stant hap­pi­ness.

Keep car­ry­ing the magic with you!

Spe­cial thanks to Sarah Holl­man, man­ag­ing ed­i­tor of Cre­ative Knit­ting, who has been work­ing with the mag­a­zine for the past four years. Sarah has cho­sen the majority of projects fea­tured in this spe­cial is­sue, and it’s through her ef­forts on ev­ery is­sue...

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