While creating shawl no. 1001?
Yes. Knitting changed my life. And I think that’s why I came from 0 to 100 with this new hobby. Before I started knitting I was a very impatient person. I quickly lost pleasure when things got tricky and even worse: I got mad very easily. It was hard to control my temper on the one hand and on the other hand I got bored when things werent’t challenging. I was angry at myself because I wasn’t able to relax and I was even angrier because everytime I knit a thing in the past it reminded me of my first knitting-action in my childhood. Back then I knitted a small cloth and it was so hard it stood by itself. Today that’s a funny thing to tell but I hated it so much, I lost every will to learn more about it as a child. And deep inside me I really wanted to be a knitter.
Propably thats why Stephen Wests Video “Baby your a knitter” catched me that hard. It took some time to finish my Doodler, especially because I choose heavier yarn than recommended. As you can see – i knitted a blanket, but I really love it.
So – back on topic, it made me relax. I learned to be more present in the moment itself and to enjoy the process of making things. It washs away every bad feeling inside of me when I grab my project bag and get to touch the fabric. I can understand why people use #knittingismyyoga. For me it’s the same feeling of ease and peacefulness.
I take my knitting with me everywhere I go. I can’t stand to wait somewhere without doing something (and if I’m not knitting I’m reading). So I can open my comfort zone everywhere I am, I just need to take out my project and I feel myself relaxed. Especially when my project is super fluffy and cuddly.
So for me, everything I need to relax is my project and perhaps a huge cup of coffee to go with it. How do you relax? And does it take more than your knitting project? Perhaps a good cup of coffee? Or music? Tell me about it!