The Knitting Mystery

Hello everyone!  Numbers show that many of you are knitting Mystery Stole 3 – and I am one of them.  With well over 6500 of us knitting along – it gives a whole new meaning to the idea of “Knitting Community”.  I have not knit much lace – outside of some socks (which I don’t really classify as lace) and the skirt I just finished – this is my first real forray into the phenomon that is Lace Knitting.  Lace has always intimidated me a bit – it is not something that can be classified as “mindless” knitting.  You have to count, pay attention, read the chart, remember to place beads (another new thing for me!) – as you can see, this is involved knitting!  Last night I sat down to do a bit of knitting on my stole – I am behind, of course, and am only into the second week of knitting – and today started the 4th week, so I want to get myself caught up – or at least that is the plan.  Well, as I was saying – I sat down to knit last night, but I was also watching “Legends of the Fall” – big mistake there!  One cannot divide one’s attention between a mystery and Brad Pitt – or at least I cannot!  One row and I had mistakes!  Oh boy – have you ever tried to “tink” lace?  Trust me when I tell you – it is NOT easy!!!!  So, this morning, all I have on my mind is this lace stole – and how I love a mystery.  I am enjoying this tremendously – knitting along on each section of the pattern somehow seems manageable – and not so daunting.  So, as I diligently work on each section – the anticipation of wondering how this will all end is building.  A bit of tension inside that seems to match my knitting.  I am falling in love with knitting in new and wonderful ways. 

This lace knitting seems to be teaching me some lessons as well – and as I was thinking about my stole this morning, it occurred to me how much life is like this mystery knitting.  We get a section at a time to work on – and we are most successful when we focus on that section and don’t rush ahead. 

 Life has been a bit unsettled lately – lots of changes, some measure of uncertainty, lots of worries.  But, when I look at it like my knitting mystery – take one section at a time, work through it carefully – it is not so daunting. 

It amazes me so much, especially as I approach my 3 year “knit-iversary”, how much knitting has enriched my life!  My friend, Judy (Judy – I hope you don’t think me forward – but I do count you as a friend!!) recently posted in her blog about some reactions that people gave her when she knit at a social function.  Very interesting comments occured – and they caused me to think as well.  Knitting is such a part of my life now – something I do without thought, almost.  In my bag right now is a knitting project – I am never without something to knit!  Knitting has also brought some wonderful friends into my life – people who I would never have met had it not been for knitting. 

One of those people is Sarah – Sarah recently got some awesome news.  She is also an amazing knitter.  Do me a favor – stop over to her blog today and read her news.  Tell her that I sent you and congratulate her.  Sarah – here is to you and your amazing good fortune! 

Here is to Knitting – Knit on my friends!

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2 thoughts on “The Knitting Mystery

  1. Of course I don’t think you forward, silly! I count all of the knitters I’ve met online as friends. That’s one of the wonderful things about knitting! What other community is so open and so welcoming?

    I’m jealous of everyone who’s knitting on MS3. But I’m really trying to have at least a little bit of discipline and not knit on more than one project of each type at a time. So on the needles I have one lace shawl, and one pair of socks, and one blanket, and one sweater and… 🙂

  2. Thanks, Kathy! I feel pretty fortunate to have had so many great opportunities come out of my knitting world, too — like meeting you! I bought a magazine and some yarn last night . . . I’ll be swatching today for a Kathy-skirt!

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