What Are You Knitting Into Your Knitting?
This piece by Alice Wellinger really struck a chord with me. Part of knittings utility and charm is that it is such an excellent confidant. Knitting untangles thoughts and emotions while simultaneously uniting them into an excellent fabric a perfect fabric, complete with physical and spiritual imperfections.
I dont think we knitters think about this overly much, unless we are knitting a prayer shawl (where the stated purpose of both the act of knitting and the knitted product is to enfold the recipient with positive goodness) or unless we are knitting for babies (pure love made tangible.) Knitting for our other loved ones always seems a little more complicated, as there are always strands in those relationships to sooth, straighten and strengthen....
So, what are you knitting into your knitting?