Hello everyone! Numbers show that many of you are knitting Mystery Stole 3 – and I am one of them. With well over 6500 of us knitting along – it gives a whole new meaning to the idea of “Knitting Community”. I have not knit much lace – outside of some socks (which I don’t really classify as lace) and the skirt I just finished – this is my first real forray into the phenomon that is Lace Knitting. Lace has always intimidated me a bit – it is not something that can be classified as “mindless” knitting. You have to count, pay attention, read the chart, remember to place beads (another new thing for me!) – as you can see, this is involved knitting! Last night I sat down to do a bit of knitting on my stole – I am behind, of course, and am only into the second week of knitting – and today started the 4th week, so I want to get myself caught up – or at least that is the plan. Well, as I was saying – I sat down to knit last night, but I was also watching “Legends of the Fall” – big mistake there! One cannot divide one’s attention between a mystery and Brad Pitt – or at least I cannot! One row and I had mistakes! Oh boy – have you ever tried to “tink” lace? Trust me when I tell you – it is NOT easy!!!! So, this morning, all I have on my mind is this lace stole – and how I love a mystery. I am enjoying this tremendously – knitting along on each section of the pattern somehow seems manageable – and not so daunting. So, as I diligently work on each section – the anticipation of wondering how this will all end is building. A bit of tension inside that seems to match my knitting. I am falling in love with knitting in new and wonderful ways.
This lace knitting seems to be teaching me some lessons as well – and as I was thinking about my stole this morning, it occurred to me how much life is like this mystery knitting. We get a section at a time to work on – and we are most successful when we focus on that section and don’t rush ahead.
Life has been a bit unsettled lately – lots of changes, some measure of uncertainty, lots of worries. But, when I look at it like my knitting mystery – take one section at a time, work through it carefully – it is not so daunting.
It amazes me so much, especially as I approach my 3 year “knit-iversary”, how much knitting has enriched my life! My friend, Judy (Judy – I hope you don’t think me forward – but I do count you as a friend!!) recently posted in her blog about some reactions that people gave her when she knit at a social function. Very interesting comments occured – and they caused me to think as well. Knitting is such a part of my life now – something I do without thought, almost. In my bag right now is a knitting project – I am never without something to knit! Knitting has also brought some wonderful friends into my life – people who I would never have met had it not been for knitting.
One of those people is Sarah – Sarah recently got some awesome news. She is also an amazing knitter. Do me a favor – stop over to her blog today and read her news. Tell her that I sent you and congratulate her. Sarah – here is to you and your amazing good fortune!
Here is to Knitting – Knit on my friends!