the sound of knitting

I’m alive! :) It just dawned on me that you might be thinking my move ended fatally, since I’ve been quiet much longer than is normal for me… :) But no worries, I’m all good, it’s just that there’s been a lot going on… Lots of moving activity, going away parties, football, birthdays, walks in the city, dinners, hanging out. It’s all been wonderful, but it also left me craving a little bit of being in one place and with one person (me!).

And there’s no better way to regain that sense of calm and quiet than with knitting. :) I’ve been sneaking away with my Minimalist every chance I get… And this morning, as I did a little bit of knitting before delving into some more serious business, it struck me that knitting can be pleasing to a completely unexpected sense – that of hearing.

Yes, we’re all used to enjoying knitting primarily tactile-y (see photo) and visually, sometimes even the sense of smell comes in (c’mon, don’t be shy, you know you’ve sniffed the occasional hank of yarn!), but listening to knitting – I never really thought about that before. These needles I’m using now produce such a perfect clickety-clack, quiet enough to not bother someone napping in the room, yet loud enough to create a pleasant rhythmical cue for me. I’d say the sound is at least half the reason why I’m enjoying knitting this so much.

Do you know the feeling? Or do you think I’m crazy? I’d love to hear about your experiences with the sound of knitting…