Garter stitch is the peanut butter and jam of knitting. The homemade mac and cheese. It lacks the chic of stockinette and the mystique of lace. Instead of a complex cable it is simply an expanse of even ridges.
I love knitting in all its many forms and techniques. But on a blustery March Sunday some garter stitch short rows, a good book and some sleeping cats…. That is joy.