Why I Love Knitting (It’s Not the Knitting) (But It Is)
October 17, 2013
I’ve got the worst case of the Rhinebeck blues. The best thing and worst thing is that Clara Parkes is coming to town in a minute on her book tour for The Yarn Whisperer. Tonight at Parnassus Books at 6:30–come one, come all!
Best thing: I get to hang out with her, which is great. The worst thing: tomorrow she is getting on a plane to go to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Without me.
On top of that, photographer Gale Zucker has just given us a movie for the ages. Set at Rhinebeck. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. At the same time: the most sublime emotion in the world.
If anybody ever asks me why it is that I love knitting so much, I now have the perfect answer. This movie. So many friends in there, including you, including Clara at about 6:00. And so many people giving Gale their best, hammy poses.
Love, and have fun at Rhinebeck (she said wistfully),