Lisa Whiting

Comfort is a Hand-Knit Sweater (2017)
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in.

Knitting is more than a series of interlocking loops that makes fabric. It has been a unifying craft that has sparked revolutions. It has been a source of comfort in the making and receiving for millions of people. We have “Knit our Bit” for the armed services, and yarn bombed for a purpose! Knitting crosses gender, race, economic status, age, ethnic lines. Knitting circles bring people together, it is a unifying force that crafts community. Knitting is grassroots at its core.