Monday, May 8, 2017

Knitting as Balm


Last week was rough. For my international friends, the US  House passed a bill that would effectively strip millions of people of health insurance and raise costs prohibitively for millions more. There are still many steps it has to take before it becomes law, and there is always a chance that it won't make it through all of them, but it's still a very hard thing to see your country do.

So Thursday evening when I went to the store, I stopped in the yarn aisle. I grabbed two cones of kitchen cotton, and when I got home I cast on Rhombille. This is definitely not a color that I usually work with, but it's apparently just what I need right now, and it's doing me some good. For whatever reason, this project is soothing my heart in a way that none of my other current projects had been doing, and over the past few days I've been taking time to sit and breathe and work on this.

It doesn't make everything better, but it's like a small, calm oasis in a world that's filled with fear and uncertainty. I can't stay angry and afraid all the time, as easy as it would be. So I find these little moments that feel beautiful and good, and I hold them close. Right now, Rhombille is soothing, and by the time it's finished I'll have processed through most of the terror and fear that I'm feeling right now, and I'll be a bit more ready to face the rest of the world.

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2 comments:

  1. What a pretty combination of yarn and pattern. That will be a gorgeous sweater when done. Knitting is a great way to escape.

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  2. Hoping you find peace within as you enjoy your knitting. Blessings, Cathy x

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