When I set out to write an editorial letter for each issue of Creative Knitting, the first thing I do is search for quotes and phrases that sing to my soul. Sometimes, while I’m searching, one will appear that leaps directly into my heart, and that’s the one I know I must use as my inspiration. Instead of searching for who we are or what art it is that we are supposed to put out into the world, we can simply abide and be content with where we are. The song that sings to our hearts is waiting to be sung, just like happiness isn’t something you seek. It’s been there all along waiting for you to embrace it. Each day we have the chance to pick up our needles and let what flows become an expression of our most creative selves, and let this passion be the spark that sets us on fire. No need to struggle or worry if we think we’re working a stitch wrong, or if a hole suddenly appears where there shouldn’t be one. Let it be. Celebrate the imperfection of the creation and allow those beautiful stitches to leap into your heart!
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ” —George Bernard Shaw
No shawl pin? No problem! The clever closure for the shawl on page 26 doesn't need one! Get ready to learn to read charts with Melissa Leapman on page 30—and your homework is this gorgeous stole.
Layering is the way to go for the ever-changing autumn weather. The easygoing twinset on page 43 gives you all the options.