Stitchy Quotes

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it 

doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 

-Elizabeth Zimmerman

“Your hands are a window into your heart and soul. There is a piece of yourself in every project you make; there is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug.”

-Lily Chin

I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.” 

-Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

(From Tiny One Round Crochet Hearts)

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear.”


The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.”  

-Mary Kurtz

(From the “How to Wind Yarn” tutorial)

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.” 

– Knitting Without Tears

Definition of “knit”

To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.

To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings.

To join; to cause to grow together.

To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love.

To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.

To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.

To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

Union knitting; texture.

(From Rock Candy Hat Pattern)

I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don’t have to dust them.”  


My kind of character enjoys work best when work is fun, and progress can be noted and gloated over. When I have a long plain piece of knitting ahead I put a safety-pin at each day’s beginning to show me how I am coming.”

-Elizabeth Zimmerman

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.”
-Dorothy Day

(From Grosgrain Ribbon Tutorial)

Now let us all take a deep breath and forge on into the future; knitting at the ready.”

-Elizabeth Zimmerman

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
-Franklin D Roosevel

(From Deckled Paper Flower Notecards Tutorial)

“…there are few knitting problems that will not yield to a blend of common sense, ingenuity and resourcefulness…”

-Elizabeth Zimmerman