Sunday, February 11, 2007

Diligently working on the sweater for my husband. I've finished the back, and I'm about a third of the way on the front. It's not exactly hard to knit, it's just that it takes a lot of attention. You can't just knit without thinking on this one. My next project is going to be mindless, I'll tell you that.

A student of mine asked me about knitting for something he is writing. I said that I think it is interesting how women (and men, but let's face it, mostly women) are returning to the domestic arts. Perhaps they never left them, but I think the increase in younger knitters can be read as a victory for women. We feel able to express ourselves through traditional crafts because we are no longer limited to them. Does that make sense?

4 comments:

Ann said...

My thoughts exactly, Eileen. I love the resurgence of new knitters!

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Lucinda said...

I love the color of your husband's sweater! Very nice. But it certainly doesn't look like mindless knitting.

Knitting because it's something women WANT to do is far better than knitting because they HAVE to or because they are EXPECTED to knit.