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“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.”
“There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. ... So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is 'wrong,' don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level.”
“For people allergic to wool, one's heart can only bleed.”
“... properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit, either.”
“Knitting is formed by a series of loops pulled through loops to the end of time or to 'desired length'. By picking up loops and working in the opposite direction you are really picking up the concavities between the loops, and it is sheer unexpected witchcraft that stocking stitch and garter stitch will permit such an anomaly. Be grateful for this and don't expect anymore.”
Elizabeth Zimmerman, English-born U.S. knitter
(1910 - 1999)
Full name: Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones Zimmerman.