You Are The Reason We Are Knitting Daily

Ms. Kitty and I say "Thank You"

You people are amazing. In your comments on Wednesday's post you spoke, more eloquently than I ever could, of the reasons we knit in the first place; the reasons we keep knitting; the reasons we start knitting after long absences from the needles; and the reasons why, once you are a knitter, your needles transform your life in ways both subtle and profound.

When we were planning Knitting Daily, I don't think any of us here at Interweave ever expected that you would be the ones teaching us about knitting, by sharing your knitters' hearts with us.

I was going to excerpt some of the beautiful things you all said in your comments, but it seemed somehow wrong to choose just only a few when each and every comment had something touching, and something wise, to say about our lives as knitters. But there was one comment, posted by an anonymous Knitting Daily reader, that kept echoing through everything everyone else was saying:

We are fortunate to be knitters and have healing powers in our hearts and our hands.

From all us of here at Interweave, and especially from me (and Ms. Kitty): Thank you. You have given us all more than you can ever know.

1824 Blouson

Next week is Sweater Gallery Week here on Knitting Daily! As promised, some of the local Interweavers have been trying on three of your favorite sweaters from the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits, and we have photos to show off how these lovely sweaters look on different types of lovely gals! So here's the lineup for next week:

Monday: Mari Lynn Patrick's 1824 Blouson.

Wednesday: Shirley Paden's Oriel Lace Blouse.

Friday: Norah Gaughan's Origami Cardi.

Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I have finished the Bonsai Tunic by Norah Gaughan…but there may have to be ripping back. I'm pondering. New to the needles: Swatching for a Sandi-sized version of the Corset Pullover! Plus, about 6 inches' worth of cables for a new design coming soon to Knitting Daily. Someone asked if this was the ONLY thing on my needles…you caught me! I am the Unfinished Objects Fairy, spreading my little stardust magic over as much casting-on and as many needle sets as possible.

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