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No one in particular - … Einstein… his axiom – “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. Although I am not sure he was a knitter. The juxtaposition of these two makes a good knitter a brilliant knitter. What you imagine mixed-up with all that fabulous technical wizardry is unimaginable. Anything is possible.

And  - people who do anything brilliantly, in whatever disciple – people of excellence. AND… innovative modes of working, people who have thought/think/live/lived outside the box; my mother, Ghandi, Billie Holiday, Steve Jobs etc… 


Since materials (yarn and fibre chiefly) and their untold qualities; tactile, soft, bouncy, alive etc., are what we encounter, you could say that our sensory domain is and has been moulded by material interaction. So working with yarn and fibre is a thoroughly rich knowledge and experience based experimental domain that taps into other forms of intellect, memory, intuition etc.. Before we can create or design, we need to investigate, communicate, attempt, discover, play, question, challenge, and do. Mostly knit and unravel. The more of our mental ability we bring into ‘the doing’ the deeper and more enriching the experience.

I think that’s why we like to make things.