My blog friend, Philip sent me an email to share an expression he learned. I had never heard the quote before, but it is one that I will remember. I think it says a lot.
Knitters form every stitch. We know the mistakes we are willing to fix and the flaws we are willing to overlook. We cast on. We cast off. We develop a rhythm. We count stitches. We make fabrics. We make garments. We make necessities. We make gifts. We follow patterns. We take a chance at designing. In then end, we usually find we’ve enjoyed the process as much as the final product.
Philip sent the quote for me to enjoy using with my granddaughter. Quite fitting! She is not a final product, but I’m enjoying the process.
He sent me the French, but then translated it as well:
Here’s the French:
“Je te connais comme si je t’avais tricoté.”
Here’s the English:
“I know you, as if I had knitted you.”
Here’s the German:
“Ich kenne Sie, als ob ich Sie gestrickt hatte.”
If you are fluent in any language and would like to offer a translation, feel free to add it.
My thanks to Philip for brightening my day with his message.