Triumph of Dexterity over String

I love knitting because it’s something that can be accomplished no matter how poorly it’s going at any given moment.  It’s a triumph of dexterity over string.  I can’t make my kids turn out the way I want; I have no control over my editor; world peace remains elusive despite my very best efforts; but all of that be damned — I can put a heel in a sock and it will go exactly the way I want it to go.  Eventually, at least.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Yarn Harlot:  The Secret Life of a Knitter, p. xiii

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