Sometimes in life things don’t go the way we plan. People get sick, emergencies arise, and things happen that we do not expect. When life throws us a curve ball, what are we to do? Some people eat. Some people get angry and lash out. If you are a knitter, you knit.
Expelling creative energy has healing power. Whether you are knitting, or doing other creative projects, it helps take your mind off of the hurt you are feeling and in the end you have something to show for it.
I guess that is why it touched me so deeply when I read about the big pink thing over at Yarn Harlot. When Stephanie’s friend found out she was sick, she did the one thing that she knew would help. She knitted her friend a beautiful pink shawl to comfort her and keep her warm. If you haven’t read her post about it, you definitely should. It is a great reminder of the fragility of life and the healing power of knitting.