Learning something new (or practicing a skill you forgot you had) is both joyful and meditative. Yesterday, I did the latter; I know how to “short row” but it had been a long, long time since I’d done it.
Last winter my husband’s cousin & his wife had a baby boy, J. I’d promised J’s mom a hat for her little man, but didn’t get to it when the weather was cool enough to use it. So, I shelved the project, and yesterday picked it up again to make him a “big boy” hat for fall.
My friend R suggested the pattern Aviatrix. It is formed largely by short rows; that is, you knit across only a portion of the stitches to form a curve.
This little hat just fell off the needles. I had it done in an evening, about 6 hours. What a joy to make!
(The front is to the left.) I can’t wait to see what it looks like on J’s head.
Yarn: Full o’Sheep
Needles: US 7 & 9
Before meditation: frustrated from work. Tired out from heat.
After meditation: joy in creating something so darling, so quickly. A sense of completion. A regained sense of control of my time.