Today I am thankful for knitting.
I first learned how to knit in college. I made a few scarves, thought it was fun, and then one day got distracted by something else and put my knitting needles away.
A couple years ago I was talking to a friend about knitting - she's an avid knitter, and she encouraged me to get back into it. She helped me re-learn, introduced me to my favorite knitting store, and that was that. I've learned, I've grown, and there's still so many different types of things I want to make!
I am thankful for what knitting has given me - skills I've learned and honed, sure, but more importantly a way to be myself that I didn't even realize existed.
There's something about making an item - creating it from nothing into something beautiful, that takes my breath away every time. The time I spend making it, the thoughts I have for the person it's going to - I truly believe knitting has made me a calmer and better person.
It's not always a walk in the park - sometimes there are cuss words and tears involved. All the tears. But we have a lifelong love affair, knitting and I; it understands when projects have to be put away, (even if unfinished), but knows I'll always come back again.
|Progress on Lemon's blanket|
What are you thankful for today?