Happy #NeedleWorkMonday lovely HIVEians!
When the mind starts to worry, we often try to find ways or something to distract the mind or refocus on something else, just to get the mind off the worry.
In the last couple of weeks, I was worried. Worried for a loved one, worried for my family, worried for myself. I was very tired but I had to stay strong, to be there for my family. There was a lot of waiting time while we leave it in the hands of the professionals to do what they do best. In all the waiting time, I tried to knit. I was knitting slowly... knitting something to calm my mind, to calm my soul, to distract myself, to refocus and regain my energy and most importantly to keep going. The truth is, I do not know what I was knitting or am knitting. I just felt like knitting and purling.
Earlier, I took my knitted table mat and started frogging it (thank you @neumannsalva, I learnt the word frogging from you :D).
I felt the table mat was too small and I wanted to play with colours, knit stripes and see where it goes. I have no idea what I was knitting but I just wanted to knit and purl.
After the table mat, I knew that my red yarn could only knit to that size. I decided to combine with an off white yarn to create stripes and to create a bigger piece of something. I followed the same pattern as the table mat. Knitting and purling as I went while knitting the first 5 and last 5 rows to create the border.
I knit and knit and knit, changing colours every 2 rows.
I kept going and I realised that the anticipation of seeing the colour change made me want to keep knitting.
And the knitted piece was now twice the size of my earlier table mat. I felt really good that I knitted and purled entirely using the continental method which I am getting used to.
Until I finished the red yarn and I continued with pink.
I continued to interchange the colours, creating the pink and off white stripes this round.
The stripes continue to grow.
For now, I continue to knit this something. I am still thinking what this will be. I might keep adding yarn to this or stop at pink, though there is not much of pink left :D
As pointed out by @neumannsalva, cheap acrylic yarn really knits well. And they feel quite soft and squishy too compared to crochet :)
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Happy #NeedleWorkMonday! Take care everyone!
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