post by wg
I have decided that knitting really soothes my soul. It actually does soothe my soul and my inner existence, like nothing I have found before. Just purchasing a skein of yarn, or taking an afternoon to knit with good friends really does make me feel better about life, about the day, about the moment, and about who I am.
For instance, I made a stop at one of the local yarn shops here in Portland the other day with NK, and found myself talked into purchasing a very lovely skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn. I actually felt physically better after purchasing that yarn - really! I went home that night, feeling really good about things, very positive, extremely energized, and ready to knit, by God! Is there anything else that can create these feelings of just extreme "goodness" in the soul? I haven't found anything yet, except maybe a really good foot massage or back rub. But even then, you don't come out of that with a skein of yarn and a finished product, or the ability to knit, so not even those things can compare, really.
So I've decided that I'm going to knit socks with this skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn. Yes, Socks! Socks just for myself, just to wear around this summer, really special socks. And of course, I have already started them! Here's a brief look at my "good for the soul" socks:
And the fabulous skein of yarn these were born from:
I say that in everything you do, in each step you take in life, you should follow your heart and your soul. Do things that make you happy, things that make your soul happy, things that bring a smile to your face, and joy to your life. And if that includes purchasing expensive and luxurious yarn, well, then, you must do it!