One of the best perks from running this little dyeing operation is that I get to meet knitters - many, many knitters. Young knitters, old knitters and everything in between. New knitters, expert knitters and everything in between. Novice knitters just getting started, trying to keep a knit stitch straight from a purl stitch. Accomplished knitters who can knit intricate lace with closed eyes. In the knitting world these differences don't seem to make a difference. We are all knitters.
Knitting is like a lake. Knitters near the shore are testing the water. Maybe they know someone who knits. It can't hurt to try, and they can get in and out of the water quickly. Knitters further out in the water have become more and more immersed in knitting. They spend hours on Ravelry, join a weekly knitting group and make plans to attend local fiber events. As you go further out, you venture deeper and deeper into knitting. Those furthest from shore are consumed with knitting.
The nice thing about knitting? No matter where you are in the lake, it doesn't matter. Shallow water, deep water - knitters help each other out. We are all knitters, and no one will drown.