I've been working on a book about knitting. Specifically about adults and kids knitting together, which is a subject close to my heart.
This project calls for me to think like a new knitter, and remember what mattered most to me when I was first learning. Since that was a long time ago, I've relied pretty heavily on my family, as newly-minted knitters, to keep me on track.
Lately I've gotten a little bogged down by the responsibility of it all. It's such a privilege to pass on the thing you love. The things we treasure are also our burdens to bear, if we care deeply about what happens to them. But that's a pretty heavy point of view for a kids knitting book!
I mentioned this to my friend Karen F. who reminded me of one important thing: No knitting book can have everything in it.
Of course, she's right. If anything, I should be making sure that the content is streamlined enough not to be intimidating. Thanks, K - for saying the right thing at the right time.
I wonder if this means I should cut the chapter on Icelandic lace?