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reasons I knit

I haven't posted a lot of knitting on here in the last few years.  Not much to say about it but I still knit.  

I knit because I love to create.
I knit because I love sweaters.
I knit because I grew up with a mom who is artistic beyond the acknowledgement she receives, and it's in my blood to do something creative.
I knit because I love the good things God grows, like sheep and wool and muskox and cotton.
I knit because I love colors.
I knit because my boys wear what I knit.
I knit because I like the rhythm.
I knit because it has a beginning and an end, and they are achievable. 
I knit because when my hands are busy, my mouth slows down, and it gives my brain a chance to make better decisions.
I knit because I'm really, really good at it, and it's one of the few things that others acknowledge, and we all need that.
I knit because I love to knit.

I'm working on a colorful shawl in alpaca. 


  1. What came to my mind at the end of reading this post was Eric Liddell's saying in the movie, Chariots of Fire.. "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure".( Except you could say "knit" in place of run😊). Knitting has many positive purposes and numerous reasons to pursue within one's lifetime. I love to knit too, but I can not say I love it more than embroidering. The only thing I have managed to knit lately is a dishrag because it was easy to do that while doing something else at the same time! And I seem to need the inspiration of a fellow knitter to begin a project these days.


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