current shawl and I put it down and started a new hat. In no time at all I found that knitting peace and after a few days, I was able to return to the lace pattern. The funny thing is that I don't really wear hats. So I knit for others. We are currently collecting kid sized hats that will be sent to Mongolia. These four hats we dropped off last week. Today I have two more to add to the box.
I had an email from Churchmouse yarns the other day titled Why do we knit? And a few weeks ago Helen Stewart asked what is it about knitting that brings you joy. I sometmes knit for products, like hats, but more often for the process, the act of knitting, the click of needes, and watching a pattern emerge. I generally find joy in all the bits and pieces of knitting. I love to browse patterns, wander in a yarn shop, cast on, learn a new technique. I have even found joy in un-knitting a project that is just not working. It is like liberating the yarn for something new! I would say the only piece I do not love is when my yarn gets tangles coming off the skein. I spent almost an hour untangling a skein of yarn that was supposed to be a center pull.
I am ready for the next step of that lace project, another new to me technique. This morning I cast on another hat. All is well with my world.
I think these questions apply to knitting and quilting. So, why do you craft? And what bits and pieces bring you joy?
linking up with Kathy today