Day 48 (Year of Creative Habits): I have a patience/panic love affair with knitting.
After reading an article about how knitting was akin to yoga for your mind, I couldn’t wait to buy a pair of needles and some yarn. Knitting supplied my patience during the downtimes from working a very stressful job.
Now, over 10 years later, my work remains simple. I’m knitting scarves, shawls, fingerless gloves – basic stuff. It’s the process not the difficulty of the pattern that’s the “win” for me. I’ll put my money into nice yarn, something that feels good in my hands and that knits up with a personality.
My knitting panic shows up late at night when I lose track of the pattern – usually only happens when there are a lot of yarn overs and slip-slip-knits involved.
When I find a mistake or two, I will rip a piece down to the starting loop in a heartbeat.
Tonight’s glorious yarn met with a dire fate a couple of nights ago and is just now reappearing in a pattern that I can work in the dark. It’s my “go to”.
Knit, Knit, Knit in the back, Purl – repeat. Again and again.