I’m up early today – before anyone else in the house – knitting a simple ribbed hat. I’m feeling as though getting up early to knit this ribbing is the best thing that I could be doing right at this moment.
Even though it’s just simple ribbing – sitting here in the quiet knitting it is connecting me to the WHY. Why do I love this craft so much?
Today I love it because I can sit here in the early dawn light knitting this simple project and meditate a little bit. Soak up some quiet, get my hands moving in the dance that they love so much. Later I’ll go to yoga and get the rest of me moving, but for right now – this is enough.
Eventually, my rib-knit tube will need to be shaped, I’ll need to think about a little bit of math and maybe even cable the ribs to make a pretty crown of decreases.
But for now- it’s so simple. Knit knit – purl purl. Knit knit – purl purl.
There’s a joy in my chest.