Monday, November 17, 2008

Meditative


With shaky hands and an affronted heart the knitter seeks solace in her needles. They could be weapons; armaments with which to point, to accuse, to stab. But instead she begins to knit. To slide needle under yarn, to wrap, to release. Breathe in, breathe out. Slide, wrap, release. Knit one purl one. Knit one purl one. Slide, wrap, release.

And her focus slides. Her anger withers away. She sees only yarn, soft glorious yarn, transforming from a mere ball to a resplendent object of purpose. The yarn grows unto itself, finds its place in this world. She becomes one with the yarn. She gains purpose. Slide, wrap, release.

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Baby hats, baby booties, Fuzzy Feet, socks and Lucy Bags. These things have been keeping me sane, keeping my mind quiet. Two more baby showers - check. Christmas gifts - check. Not strangling my screaming children - check. I am strangely content in this filthy noisy house. Tonight I'm not cooking. No football, no piano, no ballet. Just knitting and chinese food and an overdue homework assignment.

Ah - the food is here. I'm off to fill my tummy. Happy Monday all!

7 comments:

Donna said...

That green and purple hat is gorgeous. I would LOVE to be able to knot that.

Tammie said...

i've been meaning to tell you how much i love your photos.

Bridge said...

you almost make me want ot have another baby so that I can buy some of those cute little things. almost...
I'm with Tammie too, I love your photos.

Amy said...

nicely said!

earthmama said...

I just LOVE your knitting! Those babies are sure lucky : ) A messy house and cranky children, in my experience are easily tempered with a bit of knitting and some take out. Ahhh. November : ) I'm with you.

I also think your pictures are wonderful works of art, much like your hand work AND writing. Really lovely.

ELK said...

your description of the knitting and what it feels like to you was very touching and the photos so levely

Liss said...

I still want that pumpkin hat but that excange rate make is like $26AUD before postage :(
Dont worry about the house work it wont run away.