For novelist Alice Hoffman and expert knitter Lisa Hoffman, Faerie Knitting has been a delightful collaboration that began in the pages of Faerie Magazine. From the start, it was an experiment. Could knitting and storytelling make for a seamless experience? As it turned out, it was not only possible, it was great fun. They have brought two different types of creativity to a single theme, and in doing so have experienced how one enriches the other. The knitwear brings the story to life and the story gives meaning to the knitwear. Sometimes the story must change to suit the knitwear; at other times the pattern or yarn is changed to accommodate the story. In the process of working together, their lives and their work became interwoven in a new way. They learned to speak each other’s language.