Never Not Knitting

also Not Knitting right now!!

What do you do when you don’t feel like knitting – your hands/wrists are sore – you don’t feel well – your project is fighting you – etc!?  What are your distractions of choice?  Mine include reading, walking, photography (new and usually included with walking) and now Blogging!

I love books.  My first job was in a library, filing books away and I have always bought and kept books.  Knitting opened up a whole new avenue of reading and whiling away the hours when not knitting.

Distractions Abound!!

I will sometimes read a good book – it is getting harder to find one of those!  But most often I will pick up a book that is about knitting.  There are several out there now.  My favorite is still Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman;  Anything by Stephanie Purl Mcphee ( but the first one – At Knit’s End – is still the best):  For the Love of Knitting, a compilation of essays, and Bishop Rutts The History of Handknitting.  I also enjoy perusing Creative Dressing by Kaori O’Connor – It was the first time I had ever seen anything by Kaffe Fassett!  I’ll read almost any light book that includes knitting somehow – try Maggie Sefton, Debbie MacComber or Agatha Christie.  Friday Night Knitting Club made me laugh and cry.  Norah Gaughans’ book Knitting Nature sits right beside Michael S. Schneiders’ book A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe – The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science – A Vogage from 1 to 10.  Both books look at numbers and their relationships to natural shapes.  There is so much interesting and cool out there!

More Distractions!

Right now I’m not knitting my Thrummed Slippers!  What are you not knitting?

Happy Knitting


My last walk in “Cathedral Grove” on Vancouver Island.

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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