“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...