Lots of discombobulation these days...environment, economy, politics. And all at once it seems; I dread reading newspaper and online headlines. But I do my best to stay informed for I have a responsibility to try to leave this place better than how I came into it.
Some days though, I just can't take any more of the madness, and I chose to bury my head in the sand yarn.
I realize that the world is always in a state of flux. Our generation is not the first to encounter war, political unrest and natural disasters. Nor will it be the last. But as I knit into these mitts, I thought about our need to take care of one another. We are one family after all.
I realize that I sound like a simpleton, thinking the world's problems can be solved by us being nice to one another. I know it's not as easy as this. But it sure makes me feel better, because it's something I can do from here.
Just as one cannot knit a garment out of nothing. It must be done one stitch at a time. And even if one simply knits easy fingerless mitts, that is one more good thing created in this world.
Pattern: 75-Yard MMmalabrigo Fingerless Mitts
Yarn: Cascade Eco
Needles: Size 7 and 8 double pointed needles
Knit for a friend as part of handmade holidays, modeled by hubby