Friday, October 5, 2012
I find knitting fun, fulfilling, and therapeutic. It allows me to do something with my hands while I sit, whether resting between chores or waiting at the doctor’s office. This makes me feel productive.
It may not be the most efficient way to create a piece of clothing, or a blanket, etc., but I don’t have access to all of the tools required to make a modern piece of clothing. Besides... I enjoy taking the scenic route sometimes!
I don’t like to make decisions, so I find it restful to follow a pattern. For those times when I do feel creative, it’s easy to mess around and create a pattern. It’s a simple art that has infinite possibilities. (If you’re interested, I sell some of my work. Click here to see a glimpse. I consider it my “belts to the tradesmen.” - Proverbs 31:24b)
It has been awhile since I last knit, as I was rather busy with getting back into the groove of things with a child. However, I have just been able to pick it up again, and find myself smiling just thinking about it. I am thankful that God made something that satisfies both my desire for practicality and my desire for creativity.