My eye always follows line. I was the kid on the block that could always untangle the kite string. I could find 4 leaf clovers because it’s an X in a field of Y, I could find pattern immediately.
Knitting is all about it being stretchy, soft and malleable. It made me think about how flexible it is, not just that the material is flexible: you can take it on the train, to a meeting or when you are half-watching your children; in contrast to my sample which is laser cut which is this rigid thing.
The first piece I ever knitted was a bright orange tie that I gave to my Dad at Christmas when I was about six. I was incredibly disappointed when he didn’t immediately wear it – but he explained that he was saving it to wear to work as it was so special.