Monday, April 23, 2012

A Knitters Concept of Time

Have you noticed that knitters have a different concept of time?  We are typically more patient when waiting for appointments or while traveling from place to place, (as long as we have our knitting with us).

Almost always, the first question from a non knitter is, how long did it take? I think that the longer one knits the less we consider the time component involved in every project. The only exception is when the project has a defined time line like a date for gifting or a publication deadline. Then we go into total denial about how long it will take to knit a given item.

I suspect knitters as compared to the rest of the population, have a better grasp on the concept that tiny actions add up to massive results.They squeeze small amounts of knitting into the little free moments of unoccupied time in their lives and end up with something fantastic!

However the paradox I've just discovered in my theory of a knitters concept of time, turned up when I started an updated list of my stash and suddenly I'm feeling so much little time.


  1. I love this post - it is so true!!!

  2. I've only logged a portion of my stash into Ravelry (in an effort to keep organized) and I know I'll never knit through it all, lol.

  3. This is SO true. I had to spend 4 hours with my mom in emergency so I called my niece to bring me my knitting. Both mom and I were immediately calmed by my knitting. We chatted away and I knit and the time just flew by and before we knew it we were heading home again. Thankfully Mom is fine and my log cabin blanket has several more inches complete. Knitting turns any "waiting" time into "me time" and it makes flights and car rides go so much faster too.