Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MY heart is full

I seem to be off the subject of knitting lately;....sorry. This picture was just taken at my mom's house. Today is my mom's birthday. When I look at my mom and my son Zach, my heart is so full it could explode. Both are gentle people who mean the world to me. Happy Birthday to mom although she doesn't do computers and will never see this. Zach we love you so much.

Last night after some shopping and wrapping and yes, napping, I got to my knitting. I just sat and knitted for an hour. What is it about this knitting that makes me relax? It was just what I needed. Knitting is such a gift to me. I am working on socks and the yarn is so soft and gorgeous. It is cranberry colored. I'll show it to you soon.

Is it the repetitive motion that calms me down,
is it the soft yarn,
is it the counting?
Is it in my genes?

Why is this knitting so good for me? I just know that it is. Why do you think it makes us so happy to knit???? I wonder what you think...



SissySees said...

They have the same smile... and as I scrolled down, it seems your daughter has the very same smile as well. Lovely.

I call knitting my zen. Don't question why or how it works... just love that it does!

Mereknits said...

Kathy, beautiful picture of your son and your Mother, you must be very proud of him. Knitting calms me, takes my mind of all the craziness of life, makes me focus and the feel of the yarn is calming on a whole different level. I would be a mess without it and so I am sure glad I can knit or crochet fairly frequently.
Best wishes,

sapphireblue said...

I think just concentrating on something other than the day to day helps.

fancystitching said...

What a lovely picture of your family! Knitting is my excuse to accomplish something when I would otherwise be doing nothing... like when watching (actually LISTENING) to tv, or riding in a car. It "redeems the time" for me. I love that what would otherwise be seemingly wasted time can be used for knitting socks.

Donna Boucher said...

It makes me so happy when you are so happy.
Love you.

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday to your Mom.

I don't know what makes stitching so satisfying. Maybe it's that we have to think about the stitches and all those other things that we think about are pushed out of our thoughts.

Jennifer said...

Awww - great picture! I think we like knitting so much because it's something to occupy the hands, it's productive, and it gives us pleasure on so many levels (creative, tactile, productive, giving, loving, caring...) - that I think it's built into our DNA.

Knit on my friend! Knit on.

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of Zack and your Mom!!

I really do think knitting is in the genes! I believe certain people need it, are good at it, have to have it. Add the addictive and calming nature of yarn and passion sets in.

Beverly said...

Love the picture of your mom and son.

I find that it depends on the project. I find some soothing and others I have to pay more attention to and its' not as calming. I do find that knitting keeps me calm in a sometimes insane world.

Marguerite said...

What a great picture.

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family including the furbabies.

You've been a cheerful encouragement to me this part year and I thank you so much for that.

Judy S. said...

Great photo, Kathy, and a Happy Birthday to your mom. Nice that you all could be together to celebrate! For me, knitting is usually a calming time, except when it's lace, and then it can be very uncalming......unless it's going well. Have a Happy Christmas!

Kim said...

I have said it again and again: knitting is my meditation. With yarn that feels good moving through your fingers, in a color that excites or soothes you --- it's dreamlike.

Kathryn said...

Bouf here - your mom is ageless! I love this picture so much! And Zach - where did that baby boy go??? Love you honey, love Bouf

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