Hope you all had a good week. My week was good a bit slow but good. For some reason I had the song " Everybody's working for the weekend" in my head. :) This week found me knitting outside on my lunch breaks, something I hadn't done in a while, it came with all the usual questions from non-knitters.
How do you knit with those tiny needles? Is it hard, it looks too hard? How long does it take you to finish? Do you ever wear them, (as I am wearing hand knits socks)? How much would you charge to make (insert item here)?
Then the statements follow. I don't have the patience for knitting. I am not coordinated enough to knit. I am too active to settle down and knit. And my favorite... my grandmother used to crochet. :)
To these questions and statements I have the standard answers most of the time. This week my reply was, " It's a process". One that allows me an outlet for my creativity, stress, mindfulness and brain stimulus. What is your response to non-knitter questions? I have to say that other than unintentionally rude questions, most of them are truly interested. Sometimes they come sit by me because they say it is peaceful to watch me knit.
Now to something totally random. When I was cleaning and organizing the home, I came across some treats from my mom. These gifts were given to me during my last hospital visit. Puzzles and books to keep my brain occupied during the late night hours where sleep is interrupted when vitals and blood work is done on the hour every hour. My favorite is the little monkey. My mom has a thing about little ceramic creatures, she like to hide them in me and my sister's homes when she visits. No surprise that one made it's way to my hospital table.
I have received lovely questions about my health. Thank you. I am doing better everyday and am grateful that I am given another day to heal when I wake up. Plus always happy for another day to knit. :)
I hope this last week has been kind to you. I know there are many of you that are dealing with snow and unyielding cold weather. If I could I would send you some of my Arizona sunshine.
Enjoy a song and have the best day today!