dusktreader knits

March 12, 2010

link: The Knitstory Project

Filed under: What I talk about when I talk about knitting — Tags: , — dusktreader @ 10:00 pm

I love knitting scholars, and I love getting a new perspective on history through everyday activities. My undergraduate degree was in Women’s Studies, and there I learned the significance and value of telling and listening to stories of our everyday lives.

The Knitstory Project, started by a historian, is as site which collects personal knitting histories. The first round has been posted, and I’m looking forward to seeing more. I can relate to this quote from contributor Kathy:

I believe in the significance and value of the small everyday things we do (I also love to cook and garden). Because life is very hard, we need that little bit of joy, calm, centering, everyday. Just looking at yarn makes me happy. And when I am stressed during the day, I pick up my knitting and knit a few rows. Knitting is different from any other activity I do, not sure why, but it is intensely comforting.

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