Saturday, April 05, 2008
Pick up your pointy sticks!
I'm reading Zen and the Art of Knitting, Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity, by Bernadette Murphy. I'm enjoying it, and hope to take it up to Sr Julia when I go visit her at the Abbey in June. She mentioned that a friend tried to get her meditate so she would relax, gave her books, cds... When that friend saw her knit she realized that she was already relaxing/meditating. So true!!!
Here's a quote that I love. "Working thread into cloth has to be among the oldest crafts, and it is certainly a part of myths and folktales and fairy tales from all parts of the world and ages. There is mystery and magic involved, and power-the power of the spider whose silken thread can both carry and capture." by Alexandra (Xan) Grant
I love that last line. I'm hoping to get a lot of knitting done this summer. Start as you mean to go on!