Knitting Fingerless Gloves
Somebody stop me.
It is 12:07 AM and I can’t put my knitting down. I feel SO close to being done with my first glove that I just want to keep going, and going, and going. Unfortunately I am NOT, I repeat, NOT the energizer bunny. A night with such little sleep can throw me off for an entire week. I will pay for this knitting escapade tomorrow. I mean today.
Yeah, you can even see the whole I created in the glove at 7.5 inches. Remember how I was afraid of this sentence: “Knit 4, slip next 4 stitches to a piece of waste yarn, CO 4 stitches using the backward loop method, knit to end”? With lots of positive messages last week and a leap of faith, I pulled it off.
I have a hole.
I have never been quite so proud of a hole before. I am not yet sure what I have to do with the 4 stitches hanging on the extra piece of yarn, but when the time comes I am beginning to think I will figure it out just fine. I am in love with this pattern and the look of these gloves. I imagine there will already be a new pair on the needles this time next week.
And maybe, gasp, a pair of socks will soon grace the needles.
As for reading, I just started a class at my church in which the required reading is The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity. So far so good, it is mostly about keeping a positive attitude, using positive affirmations, and positive prayer. I tend to be one that when one negative thought gets in my head, I latch on like a leach in the Amazon. I play it over, and over, and over until I am really worked up in anxiety, depression, or just foulness.
I don’t want to do that anymore. Thankfully, Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle is simply WONDERFUL. Lots of little snippets that I can read in the car waiting for coffee in the Starbucks drive-thru, or for five minutes when I first wake up, or the two minutes I might grab at one of my kiddos gymnastics classes. It has an amazing power to bring you back to the present moment, to remind you to breathe, and allow you to remember what is really important in the grande scheme. I have practically underlined the whole book. Totally true.
So what are you working on this week? Just staying awake and get through your day? Or a masterpiece is being born? Do tell.
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