The last month has been absolutely filled with the things I don’t like to do—major decisions and indecisions; crises involving those I love that are caused by people; a general personal feeling of unrest; waiting “for the other shoe to drop” and a multi-sided quarrel to harm an organization that I value. While I am very aware of and thankful for the fact that we are not facing the kinds of tragic situations that face some of our friends, the atmosphere, and trying to navigate situations in a way that does not exacerbate situations, is trying. For once, knitting has failed me as a therapy activity. Unfortunately, if I am upset and not knitting, I am eating. Not good. So today, I gave up on the lace socks that I’ve been trying to knit for a month—a simple pattern that I’ve knitted before. The beaded border for the shawl is staying unknitted for the time being. I invaded the stash, and I’m working on dishcloths!
Sugar and Cream, Buttercream Ombre. Double-Bump Dishcloth pattern by Missy Angus.
Furthermore, these are for ME! I also sewed hanging tops on two kitchen towels a couple of nights ago. My goal is fourteen of each. As always, the knitting is calming, especially so since several of my Facebook friends had posts today that were applicable to personal situations of mine that they don’t know anything about, some Biblical and some general folk wisdom. Really good timing. Right now, I keep repeating to myself, “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” And I’m having to repeat it less often as each day goes by.