Where the author quotes some words from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch’n bitch.
Knitting makes for a great urban hobby because a ball of yarn and a knitting project are light and portable, they’re easy to carry from home to work, and they don’t take up much space in small, cramped apartments. In an age when so many of us sit in front of computers all day long, we may feel the desire to create, to touch, to make something tactile with our hands. And in these uncertain, anxious times, warm handmade scarves and cozy sweaters feel protective and comforting. Of course, this last discovery we can’t claim for ourselves —it’s something our grandmothers have always known.
Debbie Stoller. Stitch’n bitch. New York: Workman, 2003. p. 11.