Smoky Mountain Colors

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Miracle of Knitting

I don't know about you, but for me knitting has saved me millions (slightly exaggerated) in what I would have spent going to a therapist. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with going to a therapist. I've been there after my divorce. Note: I wasn't knitting that much during that time. Anyway, over the years of knitting and blogging I have a reoccurring theme. Knitting can soothe the soul, can heal a multitude of things and can be the perfect meditation. It's a great cure for whatever is ailing you.

So what is ailing me? Adjusting. I like change, really I do. I like meeting new people, I like new environments, I like the challenge of setting up a new home and all that goes into that. But, I've needed a knitting break. So today I sat down and pulled out some beautiful Wedgwood blue, Knitting Hemp 6 and made two little soap cozies. A local store here within walking distance makes the best bar soap I've ever used so I went down there and bought 2 bars of soap and they fit perfectly into the my little cozies. I can't tell you how good it felt to knit and clear my mind and make something. It was like drinking a shot of espresso. I felt energized and happy and ready to get back int to the "adjusting." The pattern is on Ravelry.

I'll be honest with you all, it's been a crazy couple of weeks. So many things hit at the same time that were totally because of other people not doing their part, or doing what they said they would. But, we got through it, on top of maintaining everything else that goes on with a big move. So we adjusted to all that.

So what else am I adjusting to I think it's a good thing, but, people here are so nice, and they want to get close to you, like a step or two within your bubble. And I'm not just use to that. Being where I use to live we kept our distance for safety sake. So I'm adjusting to trusting these people and not being so one guard. I don't want to come off as a Bit@#. They are really creative people and enjoy their lives and enjoy getting together with other creative people and sharing. I have had a lot of fun meeting them, and yet I'm adjusting to being the "New" one.

So, with all this going on, guess what I'm thinking about doing? Nope, I all ready have had a glass of wine, try again..... yup, I'm looking again at spinning wheels. I figure if knitting is magical and using a drop spindle is so relaxing, learning to spin on one of those fabulous wheels has got to be close to heaven. I'm sure it will definitely help me adjust. ;-) So I'm looking again. I should have a little extra change in a few weeks, so I'm open to suggestions. What should I get, and why. I can't wait to hear from you.

Blessed be.


Mouse said...

Spinning wheels- my favorite topic! I have to be honest and say that the wheel that I ended up with was in no way shape or form the wheel I was looking at online. I have a Louet s-10 and I love it! My next wheel will be either a Lendrum or another Louet but a double treadle (two peddles instead of one) because of my back problems. I would highly recommend that you go to somewhere where they have multiple wheels that you can try out and see which one makes your heart sing! I'm sure you're familiar with SAFF - that's probably your best bet for trying out a bunch of wheels in one place.

Satori said...

Awesome. I don't know if you have been here in Gatlinburg, but the lady who owns Smoky Mountain Spinnery is a friend of mine and she has Ashford and another brand there that I'm going to try. Then I may head over to Ashville to Earthguild and see what they have. And of course I'm headed to SAFF this year. I way to close not to go. Hey, how are you doing?