In my last post (which was way to long ago) I talked about my new form of therapy, embroidery, and my growing love for it. Well this past week I returned to my tried and true, never fails, always there for me therapy, knitting. What I learned was there is a big difference between using your craft/hobby as therapy vs. managing a stressful situation.
This past week, my hubby and I has some unpleasant stuff to deal with so I did what I always do started knitting a sock. I choose my color, something nice and soothing, cast on and started knitting away.
When I reached the heel I laid it out to have a look. Everything looked fine.
Nice relaxing color, little hint of spring…
Then I tried it on…
Uh…hello…what on earth happened to the ankle. Super baggy with no chance of fixing. Yes this will be ripped out.
The lesson learned? Not really a lesson, more of a clearer understanding. For me it’s the process that’s way more important than the end product or finished project. Did my knitting serve my need, did it manage my stress…it did…10 fold. And I humbly thank this simple craft for its comfort and “shoulder” in a time of need.