So many weird and wonderful misperceptions about knitters!
I started knitting very young and so I often got “You don’t look like a knitter”. I guess the Doc Martens and blue hair threw people a little!
Here’s a great piece about how knitters and knitting are represented in the media. Some more weird than wonderful. Now if I ever come across the gal in Doc’s on her way home from the ballet studio sitting at the back of the bus knitting a union jack blanket… I’ll know that’s representative! 😉
Clicking the photo will take you to Buzzfeed’s “How To Knit – According To (Ridiculous) Stock Photos”
Prepare for a coffee snort!
I often joke that knitting and crochet are my Valium. It’s not really a joke. I knit obsessively and I knit to save my sanity at times. This article is part of a growing wave that I’ve seen that show a scientific basis to support the health benefits of knitting and it’s cute!
It’s amazing what knitting can teach you! Click the picture to see 18 of those important life lessons 🙂
ETA: Uhh, for anyone who raised a brow… the link content is PG!!
Just in case there are delicate sensibilities reading.
I am supremely confident that my Doc Martens and blue mohawk of a few years ago, also added to the coolness of knitting, lol!