prairie daze

claiming our daze and our days on the prairie

desperate finger knitting

i was desperate to do something
and complete something
i was so tired
the kids needed me
they would want to participate in whatever i chose
i wanted to be with them yet alone
i was cold
so i warmed up a cup of coffee
took a ball tumbleweed of yarn
and finger knit garland for our tree
i’ve not been a successful knitter
but i wanted to make something with my hands
alone…and actually finish
so i did the child’s work of finger knitting

i was calm and micah paused next to my chair
eliza peeked and saw me working, turned and went to her own
naomi called down that she would help me sometime
jerry came and sat on the couch and said,
wow, that looks relaxing………….and repetitive.

yup.

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7 comments on “desperate finger knitting

  1. johnkarinkw
    December 13, 2007

    I love this. It is so YOU! Good ol’ rainbow yarn. And I’m so happy for you that you claimed that time for yourself.

  2. ang
    December 14, 2007

    wow – the feelings sooo very familiar! good for you!! if only i knew how to finger knit!!

  3. katiecl
    December 14, 2007

    yes, this is what knitting does for me. it’s gotten to the point where my fingers feel restless if i don’t have a project going. maybe you should give knitting another try!

  4. Jen CD
    December 14, 2007

    Brilliant!

  5. Opa
    December 17, 2007

    Yup! That’s my Kristin. Way to go!

    Love you “LIKE CRAZY!”

    Dad

  6. Auntie Bonita
    December 17, 2007

    You go girl! Knit in any way you can. Sometimes I get caught up in all the projects I want to make that I forget to just sit and enjoy the repetitiveness.

  7. Marjorie
    December 17, 2007

    Just to get something – anything – accomplished. Ahhhh. I can relate.

    I’m new to your site. A friend of Molly’s at Foothill Home Companion. I love those candles, too :)

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