I've been reaffirming my choice for simple projects. Like worry beads there's zen-like therapy in the calm circular motion as I move the stitches from left to right on the bamboo needles.
Why this new need for calm...?
Eek, we've sold our house. It all happened so fast within two weeks of the first conversation with the estate agent. It isn't on the market yet, the photographs have just been taken, the brochure not even published but then he sneaked someone in for a look, and they fell in love with it. Now it's our turn to fall in love with somewhere new.
It can be scary, the feeling of a subtle loss of control. But then I have this inner lecture rebuking myself for even pretending to feel homeless, considering the plight of these people. I have so much to be grateful for.
Carrie Bostock Hoge's, Bergen cowl is my current favourite cowl. I love the design and live in it. But I'm not used to such a short cowl and because I'd been wearing a chunky Icelandic lopi wool cowl it seemed a little thin by comparison. So I'm customising it. I picked up the cast-off stitches and am knitting the pattern again, so that I can double it over and have an even more snuggly toasty cowl to wear. Sometimes you need the reassurance of a little more snuggle than usual.
I'm reading another Anne Tyler novel, 'The Beginner's Goodbye.' I love her prose and there's usually a twist to her plot but I think I mentioned before that I've noticed a slight formula. It made me put it down for a little while but then picked it up again last night. Now I'm drawn in again. A gentle read...another form of therapy...
joining with ginny, tami and nicole to share our projects...