This video interview with Kaffe Fassett is absolutely wonderful. I came across it on My Sister’s Knitter and am so thankful I did. It’s been around since 2012, so I don’t know how I haven’t already seen it, but I’m thinking it’s one of those things that just came up at the right time, when I most needed to hear someone put into words the power of knitting.
My favorite part comes up at 8:13. The interviewer has asked Kaffe how knitting makes him feel, and this is his answer:
“It’s very easy to sort of lose the thread of life, and somehow the thread of knitting puts you back in touch with who you are, so it’s one of those extraordinary things. It’s my best companion when I’m traveling and when I’m in alien worlds . . . often dealing with the press, sitting in a hotel room, having an interview with somebody . . . if I can just knit a bit before and after those kinds of experiences, it just makes life more livable.”
I’m in Texas this week doing LOTS of knitting. Hope you get to do some too!