The Innate Desire To Relate
I believe there is an innate desire to relate to others that shows up strongly in the knitting and fiber communities.
How Does Your Desire To Relate Show Up?
How many times have you heard people say things like:
- My name’s John O’Hara, of the New York City O’Haras.
- She’s Canadian too!
- I went to the same high school as her.
And Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song always comes to mind, reminding us of all the famous Jews we might not have known were part of the Jewish community.
Similar, I find that knitters and crocheters are always looking for famous people who knit/crochet/needlepoint, etc. As a man who knits, I have heard about Rosey Grier, the former football player who made it less effeminate to do fiber-work.
I also loved seeing knitting books behind the MSNBC guest, Katie Benner.
And recently, Joyce Vance, who also appears on MSNBC a lot has also been describing how she’s a knitter. Check her out in her Substack, Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance.
Her September 5, 2023 Substack shared this picture. It’s a WIP KAL she’s working on.
Glad to claim them as my people.
I was able to finish the second button-band and start on the sleeve for the crochet shirt.
Still a lot more to go, but I’m grateful for the progress.