Knitting Lessons

You’d be surprised by how much you can learn about life from pushing a bunch of yarn around with two sticks. When I first started knitting, the biggest lesson was that patience is a virtue, and while I’d never been a patient person, I found that I did have it in me to smile with Zen-like calm while ripping out ten rows of work after realizing, much belatedly, that I’d dropped a stitch.

My favorite knitting book, "Stitch ‘N Bitch," by Debbie Stoller, taught me how to knit with attitude, and how not to ruin a relationship with the awkward gift of a hand-knitted sweater. (It’s, like, really a lot of commitment, you know.)