Knitting Quotes - Patricia Heller Designs

Updated: July 23, 2017

Friends don’t let friends knit drunk.

I will knit on a boat
I will knit with a goat
I will knit in on the train
I will knit in the rain
I will knit with a fox
I will knit in a box
I will knit with a mouse
I will knit in a house
I will knit here or there
I will knit every where

 "There will always be knitting as long as there are two sticks and string."

One can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much yarn. - Roe

I knit so I don’t unravel.

Keep calm and Knit on.

Knit on with confidence and
Hope through all crises.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann

Knitting is the new yoga.

I do some of my best thinking about life and a lot of different things when I'm knitting. My mind is someplace else rather than just sitting there in the living room. ~ Marty Pendleton

I keep my end tables full of knitting so I don't have to dust them.

Teach someone to knit And they are warm for life.

We are closely knit friends.

“Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting” - Ellen Glasgow

A woman sits in her comfy chair. Two needles and a ball of yarn keep her company, She inhales the smell of waxy yarn. She exhales the satisfaction of watching a single strand transform into an object of beauty. She is perfectly present, in perfect bliss. - Nora Murphy.

The way other grown-ups have smart phones, I have knitting. - Franklin Habit

"In the rhythm of the needles, There is music for the soul."

Knitting is like sex. If I like you and you appreciate it, it is free, Otherwise, you couldn’t pay me enough. - Laura Nelkin

If knitting is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

I have given many people in my life the greatest gift and the most heinous obsessions; I have taught them how to knit. - Amber Crowie

“(Knitting while on a motorcycle)
"For several years she knitted in secret (my father would not approve; she was to concentrate on motorcycling and LEAN into the curves) and used a small circular needle (socks and mittens) in order to keep the knitting in her pocket until they were under way; then she leaned back slightly so Gaffer couldn't feel the movement of her hands. On the interstate one day, they were slowly passing a semi and my father happened to see the truck driver laugh and point out my mother's knitting to his passenger. Whoops-” - Elizabeth Zimmermann

“As I get older, I just prefer to knit.” ― Tracey Ullman

Knitting is the new Prozac.

"Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage." - Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you happen across a pattern that says "heirloom", Slowly put down the pattern and back away.

Crafty Acronyms
SEX: Stash Enhancement eXpedition
KIP: Knitting in Public
SABLE: Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy

My life can be measured in lengths of yarn: what kind I held, at what time. Always, as far back as I can remember, I’ve had a knitting project somewhere close by, and no matter what emotion I’m feeling, I put some of it into the stitches I make. - Rachael Herron

Knitting is uniquely suited to times of life transitions, births and deaths, and passages in one’s own evolution, such as pregnancy, illness, and menopause; it is a way to remain quiet and experience momentous events in the lives of those we love. - Susan Gordon Lydon

For me the majority of knitting is great fun; endless rows of any kind put my mind at ease. I relax, take a breath, and enjoy the rhythm. - Lisa Bogart

Yarn bombing is a unique way to get rid of odd balls of yarn clutter, and it brightens your neighborhood for a season. You might want to start under cover of darkness… or be brave and step out in broad daylight. Either way, have a giggle and see what happens. - Lisa Bogart

If the knitter is weary The baby will have no new bonnet. ~Irish Proverb

"I like making a piece of string Into something I can wear."

If you happen across a pattern that says "heirloom", Slowly put down the pattern and back away.

"There will always be knitting as long as there are two sticks and string."

You KNOW you’re addicted when your husband barters yarn for sex.

You know you’re obsessed with yarn when you have more skeins than shoes.

Someone once asked me how many Balls of yarn I have. They’re still waiting for an answer. I’m still counting.

I can’t stop collecting knitting patterns even though it would take 257 years to finish what I already have.

I’m not addicted to yarn, we’re just in a committed relationship.

I just want to knit things And get enough sleep.

Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting.

My doctor suggested a high fiber diet so I went yarn shopping.

The moment of absolute horror When you forgot your knitting!

I have two NEEDLES. You have two eyes. Don’t mess with a woman who KNITS.


My yarn and I are very similar. As it begins to unwind, I do too.

Knitting is LOVE Made Visible

I have O-K-D Obsessive Knitting Disorder

To knit or not to knit. Now that’s just a silly question.

I would rather knit something and give it to a complete stranger than give it to a family member who will not appreciate it.

You know you knit too much when.. You find yourself stalking a man in the grocery store, not because he’s really good looking, but because he is wearing an Aran sweater with a cable you are trying to work out.

3 ways to tell that knitting deadlines are getting to you
1. You are knitting the gift for the birthday girl on the way to the party.
2. You have decided that replacing sleep with knitting just makes sense.
3. You have calculated the number of stitches remaining in the project and think that it’s pretty normal that you are counting down.

If I'm sittin' I'm knittin’

Knitting forever, Housework whenever.

Just One More Row

Any knitter knows how it feels to pick up those needles at the beginning or at the end of the day and to create something while reflecting on our daily lives – stitch by stitch, thought by thought, moment by quiet moment. - Elaine Eskesen.

I like to have a person sitting next to me showing me the way. And this is how it has been for decades. In cozy community, people sit, heads bent over needles, passing on the art of knitting. What a gentle way to learn. - Lisa Bogart.

This weekend’s Forecast is Mostly knitting With a chance of wine.

If you ever find me Gazing into the distance and wondering what I’m thinking about, the Answer is yarn.

Doing needlework inextricably binds me to my female relatives. With each stitch, I follow in the footsteps of my ancestors, carrying on centuries-old traditions and paying respect to their wide and varied skills.

YARN Is like CHOCOLATE You can never Have too much.

If I can’t Take my YARN I’m not going.

All I really want Is a never ending Supply of yarn And an island Where nobody Can bother me.



Yarn (yahrn) n. - An item to which the word enough does not apply.

Yes, I like to knit. No, I am not “old.”

I Knit, Therefore I am

Always armed with two really sharp sticks

Just let me Finish this Row!!

Keep Calm And Carry Yarn

Keep Calm And Cast On

You know you’re Obsessed with Yarn when You have more Skeins than Shoes. I

need water and food to survive I need yarn to LIVE. “

You complete me” I whisper to my Husband as he Leaves me in the Yarn aisle.

Hell hath no fury like A knitter who just Found out a mistake was Made 5 rows back.

I said to myself, I need to do Something besides knit today… And then I laughed and laughed.

I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich and famous. I just need YARN.

Just pour me my coffee and hand me my knitting and slowly back away.

Never apologize for giving a handmade gift. It’s a sign that you have a big heart and that You aren’t afraid to let others see it. Making something for someone is to show great affection.

I’m not addicted to knitting I just do it when I have time Like lunch time, dinner time, this time, that time and all of the time.


Dear Diamonds, We all know who is really A girl’s best friend. Yours sincerely, YARN

I’m working on my PhD (Projects Half Done) In Knitting.

Sorry, I can’t make it into work today. My yarn just fell into my lap and well, that’s that.

You think chocolate is addicting? You’ve obviously never tried knitting.

Do you ever go out And while you’re out, You think “I could be home knitting?

If you have a family who loves you, A few good friends, trusty knitting needles and some yarn, you are richer than you think.

Knitting can be an escape from the world It helps us through the hard times by keeping us focused on something creative and beautiful.

I KNIT What’s Your Superpower?

I’m not obsessed with knitting… I just collect a lot of yarn and patterns. It’s okay if all you did today was KNIT.

Going on a trip. Need about 4 skeins of yarn. I’ve packed 152 just to be safe.

I may seem quiet and reserved but if you mess with my yarn I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.

I stitch a piece of my heart Into everything I knit.

I do not run from my problems. I sit on the couch, Knit And ignore them like a normal adult.

It’s not a pile of yarn, It’s a pile of potential.

A ball of yarn A drink that’s warm A comfy seat A HAPPY ME.

COME to the DARK SIDE We have YARN

I’m just a few skeins of yarn away from being featured on an episode of hoarders.

Any question asked while I’m counting stitches will be answered with LOUDER COUNTING.

“I will not buy any yarn until I use my yarn stash at home,” I said. And then I laughed and laughed.

It’s all fun and games Until someone loses a stitch count.

If you only knew how much swearing was stitched into your hand- knit gift.


Personally, I don’t think My problem is too much yarn. It’s a serious shortage of knitting time.

"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~Elizabeth Zimmermann

"One tends to give one's fingers too little credit for their own good sense." --From Knitting Without Tears

Knitting is the new Prozac.