Knitters are brilliant!
In your recent story about the new active senior, knitters were denigrated, intimating we just sit in our chairs and knit. Why use such a hackneyed metaphor? Do you think that knitters are sedentary, old, wizened and passive? Let me tell you about today’s knitter.
Here is what we do:
l create objects, sweaters, blankets and anything else,
l knit for charities, chemo caps, and international causes,
l yarn bomb,
l gather and talk and solve the world problems while supporting each other.
We are vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, beer brewers, motorcycle riders, gun carriers, bicyclists, skiers, doctors, lawyers, students, educators, swimmers, kayakers, gardeners.
We do LOTS of different crafts. We support many local causes and stores! We could be your next-door neighbor.
We keep our brains active with the very technical act of knitting. We are men and women of a wide range of ages and educational levels who create, make and do! We are artists, crafters, makers and doers and we are a movement.
If you have knit, spun, woven anything, you know there is a steep learning curve. We’ll help you learn. You can practice with us! Are you aware that the cool scarf or fingerless mittens you will soon be wearing came from someone’s creativity and technical skill?
Get off your chair to visit one of the many knitting circles in the city of Lawrence. You’ll find a vibrant, active and cooperative community!