Every project to me has a dialogue – words exchanged between me and it – thoughts gathered in progression.
This is why hand-made things mean so much more to me. There is energy, care, and tenderness about them that goes beyond the physical. I don’t think I could ever throw a hand-made card away, and I wish it was possible to exchange every single thing we have – though the joy would go I suppose if it became a necessary activity.
The jumper is progressing speedily (for me). Larger needles is making a huge difference to the feel, speed and fit of the project (der…). I even think that it might be finished in time for the cooler weather. It is my cocoon jumper – a ‘wrap me up’ after my recent ‘life lines’ compression, and the circular -top down construction emphasises the cocooning of it. I feel good knitting this thing as the cool weather approaches, and while I want it to be finished, I’m also enjoying the process so much, and the stolen moments tucked inside it that I will feel a little pull when it’s done…
In the meantime, the ‘doing’ is marvellous.