part one of three
The vanity plate on my car is a mock-up of Maryland plate with "K2TOG" as the number - a knitter's pun for getting married, because k2tog is the abbreviation for a decrease, turning two stitches into one. (It's funnier if you're a knitter...)
But the whole of knitterdom is "knitted together" in a beautiful way... I've written before about the strength of this community that's held together by often this single thread. People helping people, experience trumping age, gender, and social status - the way a knitter will leave not just her project, but also her purse and other personal belongings sitting at a communal table to run next door for lunch (which she brings back and shares with the others) - the "knitter's handshake" (petting someone's handknitted garment) - asking total strangers for their opinion on which two yarns go best together, or which color looks better on you, and then genuinely respecting their input --- it's a perfect picture of community, to me.
This post is day 24 in my 31 Days series, 31 Days of Everyday Beautiful - for an introduction and more posts, head here.