Maybe it's those socks you knitted for your husband, the baby sweater for your child, that afghan you crocheted when you moved into your first dorm room, or the shawl you labored over for a bride.
It could be that you're remembering being taught how to hold the needles by your mother. Maybe you're remembering teaching your grandchild. Or those times when you sat around with your yarnie friends talking, laughing and eating.
There's the prowls around your local yarn shop, the field trips to stores in other towns, and looking in the phone book or the internet when you travel to find places to feed your hobbies. There's also those late night, can't sleep, surfing on the internet through Ravelry times.
Knitters knit in trains, planes, and automobiles. They knit in waiting rooms, hospital rooms, libraries, coffee shops, lecture halls, at sports events, camping, and on the beach.
But most of the time, they knit at home.
You may have your dream crafting studio, every corner carefully designed, your materials neatly stored, Or perhaps you've taken up the third bedroom now that the kids have left home and everything is a higgedly piggledy mess, but it's your higgedly piggledy mess. For some, all you have is a chair and a knitting bag holding your current project. Even if you have the dream studio, you probably do most of your knitting in the living room in front of the tv or fireplace. Perhaps there's a cat in your lap, or a baby in your arms.
Knitting brings up images of home. Home is where you can escape from the world. It's where you don't have to be "on" all the time. Home is a place where hopefully you are loved and accepted and where peace can be found whether you live in a houseful of noisy children or quietly all alone.
Home is more than where you eat, sleep and clean. It is a place of destressing, of relaxing, of connecting with yourself or others, of love, laughter, tears, dreams, faith, and hope.
If home is not those things for you, then perhaps it's time to take steps to make it that way. It's time to declare that space as your home or find another home where you can be away from the world, or invite the world in, and know that either way you belong.
Throughout my life I have imagined myself in different homes. Castles made of stone, Victorian mansions with wrap around porches. Gothic houses with libraries, luxury baths, game rooms for the entire family to enjoy, and Christmas trees in every room at holiday time.
But now as I enter the last year of a child at home, I imagine myself alone in a cottage or craftsman by the ocean, knitting in the evenings in front of the TV and fireplace as the tides play and mermaids sing their songs, or waking in the morning to drink coffee on the veranda while watching the sailboats glide by.
Whatever you imagine or create your home to be, let it speak to your heart and soul and give you comfort in a world where sometimes everything is out of control and in chaos.
This weeks special sale is called home.
75% Off Sale
100% Merino Wool
50g/98y/90m aran (4)
Regular Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $3.00
It's calling you to take it home.
Posted by Anna Maria Junus (happy employee who comes from the sea and is looking forward to returning and calling it home).