Knit to This: Rick Rubin
Your post about Rick Rubin’s book really got me going. His thinking about the creative act resonates so strongly, it feels like he is speaking about the process we’ve been engaged in together since 2016: the act of making and publishing something good, and interesting, every day we possibly can. Sometimes it’s a post about a talking dishcloth. Sometimes it’s…an actual dishcloth. Makers need to be inspired to make stuff, and making stuff is endlessly inspiring in itself—that happy paradox is at the heart of our beloved small business.
The first thing I did was listen to Rick Rubin’s episode on the BBC’s famous Desert Island Discs program. It was fun, and a bit mysterious, to hear his 8 song picks (I knew 5)—but I was most taken with his description of his early life with his parents. He spoke with honesty and love, plus gratitude to the doting aunt who introduced him to the cultural delights of New York. It’s a good listen (especially if you’re a doting aunt yourself).
But while I wait for my copy of his book to arrive, I wanted more. So for my own knittertainment this weekend, I’ve cued up Rubin’s On Being conversation with Krista Tippett. Join me! Let the creative acts—and noticing—begin!
The other day you said that we should invite Rick Rubin to Nashville to speak to knitters: an epic Knit to This, live. Let’s go! Who do we know? How many socks can we knit the man? I’m seeing him as an Organic Studio kind of guy.
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Deadline for entries: Sunday, July 23, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.