I confess, I knit so I don’t cry
I knit because although I know the answer I still cry out why
Knitting eases the pain
“You work fast”, I’m often told, I bite my tongue instead of admitting this pain is not getting old
Would you believe me when I say knitting keeps the pain at bay? I woke up today feeling eh and I couldn’t put my finger on the source. I walked the puppy and went to Ravelry.
While searching for something to share an alert popped from Facebook about today’s memories. The first thing that popped up was a collage of my Mommy. I stopped breathing for a second, my breath was caught in my chest.
Today marks the 5th Year of her passing. My first thought was “I must knit now!” I felt that feeling when the tears are working their way to the surface. I had to have yarn in my hands, I needed to redirect by focusing on my WIP.
So there it is, the ultimate confession. I don’t fly through projects for any other reason than grief. This craft that I love so dearly has truly saved my life. Each stitch pushes me past the pain, keeps me sane.
This is my Mommy and I miss her
Knit on my fiber friends…knit on