Here is something we don’t agree on


Dear Author of Pattern Book,

I just wanted to tell you that was able to knit at a meeting, theatre rehearsal and while hanging out with a friend and now half the hood on my baby-cardigan-in-progress is done. It was all made while I was out and about. At home I’ve only knit on my delicious socks and wrap. It’s slow progress but it still seems my plan works. I just wanted to tell you this because the other day I was looking through your book and it said that if you get tired of your knittng you can start a reward knitting but you can only knit on it after you’ve knit on the boring knitting. I didn’t like that. Who are you to tell me how to knit and what to knit? Life’s too short for a boring knitting that doesn’t give me anything. Why put up rules when it comes to something that I only do for fun? If I want to put up rules for my knitting, that’s up to me, I don’t have to have a book telling me what to do. Luckily I’m old enough to know that just because something’s written in a book it doesn’t mean it’s true or that I have to do as it says. I just wanted you to know that I find it a little condescending of you to write this in your book. So, I’m going to do what I want to do but I just have to ask you, why do you keep so many boring knittings that you have to come up with a rule to get them finished? My advice to you is to pick more interesting patterns in the future and I think we will all be much happier knitters.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I wish you a lot of happy knitting time!
Your’s sincerely,