Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Soothing Strands


Knitting is such a relaxing thing for me. A "centering" activity, if you will.


And very often I'm knitting something for someone else. It might be a knit finished in a few days, like this prayer shawl for a friend who badly needs comfort. I took it to her yesterday. If nothing else, it's a tangible expression of my concern and care. 

Pattern:  Comfort Shawl
Yarn:  Homespun (Barley)
Needle:  size 10-1/2


And sometimes, it's a seemingly never-ending project like these red sock for Daddy-O. Started them at the beach last summer and finished them just now. Does it take that long to knit a pair of socks? Of course not....but other things happened along the way. And that's okay. My knitting has no deadline. It's just for me—not the project, but the knitting. (Daddy-O gets the socks!)

Pattern:  A Nice Ribbed Sock
Yarn:  Malabrigo Sock (Tiziano)
Needles:  size 2

Knitting gives you time to think, to watch, to listen. I hope you have found your activity—the thing that gives you peace and pleasure. If you're really lucky, like me, you'll find a couple of them.

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
― Elizabeth Zimmermann









1 comment:

stringplay said...

The shawl look very nice, especially with the fringe but I am really taken with those wonderful socks.