At the event, I had the pleasure of a little inspirational moment with one of my students, who I now lovingly refer to as one of my groupies. Before one of my classes, we had a minute to catch up and shoot the breeze and she told me about a relationship with her sister that was less-than-perfect (don't we all have those?), but more importantly how they were able to be in Chicago for October, 2012's Vogue Knitting Live! together, knitting, and the yarn and needles seemed to be just what they needed to bond with each other more than ever. She said that knitting was just that one thing they couldn't ever fight about.
I, too, believe there is healing power in knitting. Whether you knit prayer shawls or not, there is a centering focus that boils all my anxieties about my own imperfect relationships down to a single moment:
|Buttonless Healing Sweater|
I'm leaving the 7 small buttons off - she'll probably want to choose them. And as cool as I think buttons made from whale bone or rare bugs found along the coast of Indonesia are, they probably wouldn't be her first choice.
Now on the needles - a lace-weight alpaca scarf for the niece.....more to come on that one.
Important future info:
Keep your eyes open for my radio show interview I did for Black Sheep Yarns in Kent, CT: Fiber Arts with Nancy. I'm not sure what the air date will be, but I'll keep it posted here.
Feb 21st: The Boston Knitting Guild
March 9th: A Good Yarn, Sarasota
April 5-7th: Vogue Knitting Live! Seattle, WA