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Other / February 14, 2015

Born to Knit

“I’m from Norway. I was born to knit,” she said. She grinned and danced a little jig (yes, you read that correctly — it was a jig) and pointed to her Dale of Norway sweater. “I made this. Designed it myself.”There was a second…

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Other / January 26, 2015

#thisiswhyweknit

Cold happens. It happens here: Snowlandia 2014. (We had so much snow that the left coast of Oregon was practically closed for a few days. AND my birthday brunch was canceled. Boo. Hiss.)It happens there: Blizzard Nemo 2013. (The weather delayed our flight home…

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Other / January 15, 2015

There’s No Such Thing as Waiting

There’s a difference between knitters and other people. Most other people “wait,” in the traditional sense. Knitters don’t.Other people fiddle on their phones, play Candy Crush or Words With Friends. Check email. Take conference calls. Text people. They fill the time with…

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Other / January 12, 2015

I Want To Join My Wife

A rustic, bearded manly-man sort of person came into the shop today and announced — in a matter-of-fact tone — that his wife had been in last week to purchase supplies for knitting a scarf. And … he wants to join her.Be still my…

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Other / January 4, 2015

Sorry to interrupt the knitting

During a recent board meeting downtown our Portlandia-esque waiter actually said, “Sorry to interrupt the knitting…” when he came to see if we needed anything else. I love that he called it “the knitting.” Yes, we knit at board meetings. And yes, we meet…

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