Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celebrating New

Knitting is an old craft made up of two basic stitches.  It's hard to believe that with something so straightforward there is still innovation, but there is.  

New ways to cast on and bind off.  How about Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off?  New techniques.  What's your favorite method for short rows?  New patterns and designs.  How long is your Ravelry queue?  Do I need to remind you what the knitting world was like before Ravelry?  New fiber blends.  Dare I say camel and yak?  And new tools to play with.  How many different types of knitting needles do you own?  

It's refreshing to see so many new things spring from something so simple and old.  It reminds me of technology.  Just when you thought you had seen it all and it couldn't get any better, it does. 

As we get ready to celebrate a new year, it's exciting to have a fresh, clean slate.  It's even more exciting to contemplate the new things that will inspire us. 

Here's to another year of knitting adventures.  Cheers!

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