Those of you who feel knitting has changed your life, welcome to the club. I can think of no better occupation to reveal your own creativity. Like so many other crafts, knitting has the potential to create magic in our lives. ~ Kaffe Fassett
Welcome to my knitting pages. My mum taught me to knit when I was a child, and I have been knitting, more or less, for the last 50 years. When the ‘yarn bombing’ craze hit some years back, I loved the notion of knitting installations popping up unexpectedly in public spaces, but, as a peace-loving child of the 1960’s, I was not comfortable with the term itself. Random acts of knitting was inspired in part by that other popular pastime: random acts of kindness. As a lot of my knitting is gifted to loved ones and strangers – and as I never know what random knitting project may pop up next to claim my attention – random acts of knitting seemed a more fitting description of what I do.
I have gathered here some of my favourite knitting quotes, plus the odd knitting story or two, and some of my favourite knitting resources.
As well as celebrating all things knitted, I am offering for sale some of my hand-knitted goods. Straight up let me tell you that I am not a perfect knitter, but all the things I create are hand-made with love, from my hands to yours.
Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises. ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman
I am a firm believer in the healing power of craft (see Knitting resources for details). Knitting has helped me through many challenging situations, including a long spell in hospital and a lengthy association with pain. Knitting has brought me together with friends and communities. It continues to inspire me, as I strive to learn new techniques, to remember old ones, and to find new ways to use up my stash of yarn.
*The cream leaf pattern at the top of this page is part of a short-sleeved jumper I made in the early 1970’s. Sadly time has not been kind to it, so I have retained it as a series of photos and fond memories of completing my first patterned garment!