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  • "Okay," I said,hoping I sounded confident, like taking the life force out of ghouls was one of my favorite hobbies, right up there with knitting and sudoku.

  • ...the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can't tolerate boredom. It takes more to engage and entertain this kind of human, and they need an outlet or they get into trouble. "...knitters just can't watch TV without doing something else. Knitters just can't wait in line, knitters just can't sit waiting at the doctor's office. Knitters need knitting to add a layer of interest in other, less constructive ways.

    Clever   Smart   Knitting  
  • I learned to knit in 2002, six months after my 5-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. I was unable to read or write, and friends suggested I take up knitting; almost immediately I fell under its spell.

  • When if comes to ballyhoo, Muhammad Ali made Barnum and Bailey look like non-starters, and he had the incandescent quality of the real star which would have made him famous, even if his gift was knitting not fighting.

    Stars   Real   Fighting  
  • I'm not a detective from Baker Street or an old lady who solves crimes while she's knitting in an easy chair. I'm just a book girl. So I can't make a deduction, only take a flight of fancy--er, forget I said that. I meant, I can only take a guess.

    Girl   Book   Knitting  
  • SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.

  • But if we come back, if German men come back, if British men come back, and Japs, and French, and all the other men, all of us talking, writing, painting, making movies of heroes, and cockroaches and foxholes and blood, then future generations will always be doomed to future Hitlers. It's never occurred to boys to have contempt for wars, to point to soldiers' pictures in history books, laughing at them. If German boys had learned to be contemptuous of violence, Hitler would have had to take up knitting to keep his ego warm.

    War   Book   Hero  
  • A plain sock by itself is terribly boring, but it could score points by having a clever stitch pattern, or maybe by being made out of a very beautiful yarn that's an enchantment to work with. (Sadly, it is still infuriatingly true that being beautiful without being clever is almost worth more points than being clever without being beautiful, but such are the rules of life and knitting-they are cruel, but there anyway).

    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (2011). “All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin”, p.120, Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • I believed there were no Hypotheticals in the sense of consciously acting agents - conscious entities. There was only the process. The needles of evolution, endlessly knitting.

    "Axis". Book by Robert Charles Wilson, 2007.
  • Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl.

  • The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can't teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf.

    Cat   Knitting   Scarves  
    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (2012). “At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much”, p.94, Storey Publishing
  • You know you knit too much when ... You will check out a book from the library just because you heard that one of the characters knits.

    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (2012). “At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much”, p.247, Storey Publishing
  • I love the idea that people are listening to "Tales" during all types of activities. Knitting in their favorite chair, rock climbing, sky diving, driving at night.

    Night   Knitting   Rocks  
  • Sitting here with one's knitting, one just sees the facts. -"The Blood-Stained Pavement

  • I do wish you wouldn't argue with me when I'm knitting.

    Knitting   Wish   Arguing  
    Gerald Durrell (2006). “The Corfu Trilogy”, p.251, Penguin UK
  • It's only knitting and it's one of the few times in your life when there are no bad consequences to a mistake.

    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (2006). “Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks”, p.211, Storey Publishing
  • Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.

    Brother   Exercise   Men  
    Charlotte Bronte (2013). “Jane Eyre”, p.142, Simon and Schuster
  • Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.

  • Mr Howard Saxby, literary agent, was knitting a sock. He knitted a good deal, he would tell you if you asked him, to keep himself from smoking, adding that he also smoked a good deal to keep himself from knitting.

  • Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.

    Nice   Writing   Knitting  
  • In America they have to know just what you are-- novelist, poet, playwright... Well, I've been all of them... I think poems and novels and stories spring from the same seed. It's not like, say, playing polo and knitting.

  • It took me years and years of trial efforts to work out that there is absolutely no knitting triumph I can achieve that my husband will think is worth being woken up for.

    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (2012). “At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much”, p.26, Storey Publishing
  • My husband had a clothing store in Paris, and I had his factory make specifically for me something similar to the one I was looking for. We made it in different colours, and decided to sell them in the store...and in a day, they were sold out! This sweater became later known as the "poor boy sweater" and it ended up making the cover of Elle magazine, and in a day, I became the "Queen of knit", without knowing anything about knitting!

    Queens   Husband   Boys  
  • Oh, there you are, Albus,' he said. 'You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?' 'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns.

  • If I gave my mother a knitted scarf she'd be worried I was wasting my time doing stupid stuff like knitting instead of school work. Presenting a homemade knitted object to my parents was actually like handing them a detailed backlog of my idleness.

    Mother   Stupid   School  
  • Medical practice is not knitting and weaving and the labor of the hands, but it must be inspired with soul and be filled with understanding and equipped with the gift of keen observation . . .

  • Memoir is trustworthy and its truth assured when it seeks the relation of self to time, the piecing of the shards of personal experience into the starscape of history's night. The materials of memoir are humble, fugitive, a cottage knitting industry seeking narrative truth across the crevasse of time as autobiography folds itself into the vast, fluid essay that is history. A single voice singing its aria in a corner of the crowded world.

    Humble   Night   Knitting  
  • If she kept wondering about how much of her life Bran engineered, she’d end up on a funny farm knitting caps for ducks.

    Knitting   Ducks   Wonder  
    Patricia Briggs (2012). “Fair Game”, p.30, Penguin
  • I don't really have a domestic inclination. Even my apartment has a semblance of a storage facility. It's just stacks, there are no bookshelves, just books and piles of stamp collections and weird little sewing and knitting projects.

    Book   Knitting   Littles  
  • I saw what I had been fighting for: It was for me, a scared child, who had run away a long time ago to what I had imagined was a safer place. And hiding in this place, behind my invisible barriers, I knew what lay on the other side: Her side attacks. Her secret weapons. Her uncanny ability to find my weakest spots. But in the brief instant that I had peered over the barriers I could finally see what was finally there: an old woman, a wok for her armor, a knitting needle for her sword, getting a little crabby as she waited patiently for her daughter to invite her in.

    Amy Tan (2006). “The Joy Luck Club”, p.183, Penguin
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