Isn’t this a great time of year to hunker in and knit? Brew a cup of tea, put a log on the fire, light some candles, and listen to the clack, clack of your needles knitting.
I must admit, I don’t knit. Tried it once. Maybe even twice. Grandma B wanted me to learn so badly. She was patient, calm, enthusiastic about the craft. I was frustrated. Seems I’ve been born with two left thumbs.
But just because I don’t knit, doesn’t mean I don’t love that others do. In fact, I adore it. I’ve received scarves over the years from the best of friends and I treasure every one not only for the beauty and the warmth, but what it means to me that they produced something so special with their own two hands (and not two left thumbs like me).
Did you know Lisa Bogart’s book, Knit with Love: Stories to Warm a Knitter’s Heart contains stories of beginnings, friendship, history, charities, outreach, and community? And for those of you who are animal lovers like me…guess what can be knitted? Mats for the animals. Soft, hand-made, knitted mats to comfort our furry friends while in a shelter or rescue situation. Now that truly warms this two-left-thumbs non-knitter’s heart.
Lisa, kudos to you for bringing together a book that helps us all to see how knitting can bring people, and their community, together.
You can find Lisa’s book here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/wzlyUk