Needlepoint is a superb way to stop

Needlepoint is a superb way to stop smoking and nibbling, and unlike counted cross stitch also allows the mind to wander.  ~Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus

She watched and taught the girls that

She watched and taught the girls that sang at their embroidery frames while the great silk flowers grew from their needles.  ~Louise Jordan Miln, The Feast of Lanterns

My granddaughter came to spend a few

My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew.  After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, "You mean you can do all that, but you can’t play my Game Boy?"  ~Author Unknown

Many estates are spent in the getting

Many estates are spent in the getting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting.  ~Benjamin Franklin

I hate a woman who offers herself

I hate a woman who offers herself because she ought to do so, and, cold and dry, thinks of her sewing when she’s making love.  ~Ovid

Really all you need to become a

Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence.  Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.  ~Elizabeth Zimmerman

Woman has relied heretofore too entirely for

Woman has relied heretofore too entirely for her support on the needle – that one-eyed demon of destruction that slays thousands annually; that evil genius of our sex, which, in spite of all our devotion, will never make us healthy, wealthy, or wise.  ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Everybody tells me that they would love

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don’t have time.  I look at people’s lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place.  The time spent riding the bus each day?  That’s a pair of socks over a month.  Waiting in line?  Mittens.  Watching TV?  Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl.  ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End:  Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much