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kleinbl00  ·  869 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

    “Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke, supposedly

That's the famous quote. I appreciate the sentiment and congratulate you, but I've known too many knitters to let you continue to believe that they are made of many threads. For one thing, knitting uses yarn not thread. For another, you generally use one piece at a time.

veen  ·  869 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You’re invariably right; ‘tis but a metaphor. Doesn’t your wife knit?

kleinbl00  ·  869 days ago  ·  link  ·  

An inapt metaphor is a poor rhetorical tool. When we say a broken bone "knits together" we mean it becomes homogenous. Knitting: