It’s been a pretty crazy week here, and all I can say is “TGIK” – “Thank God I Knit”. I don’t know about you, but for me knitting and crocheting are my therapy. My mind stills, my hands are busy, I get to focus but not think too hard. It’s an active meditation that I am dependent on. Better than a drink and less fattening then chocolate. My own personal healthy addiction.
I am thankful to have it as a skill. Grateful to my mother for teaching knitting to me when I was young, grateful to my friend for dragging me to a crochet class, grateful to live in a community where there is a group of women/men/gallery owners who support fiber arts and are willing to come together as a voice.
I hope to see you on the streets tomorrow night (Sunday, November 21) with your work in hand, tagging stop signs, school trees, sign posts…..(whatever your orange swatches will fit around) to let our community know that we Yarnstormers won’t sit by while bullying in our schools continues.
Then I hope to see you again on Tuesday night, November 23, 8pm, starting at the South Orange clock in Spiotta Park. We will gather round the clock towers and celebrate ThanksKnitting. Bring colorful creations and we will exchange the wonderful Mischief Knit work for new work celebrating this Thankful Season.