All there is


I’m knitting all the time. I think about it while I am at work. I want to knit the minute I wake up in the morning. In the evening I knit until my thumbs ache and my eyes sting. I have not stopped knitting — either in reality, or just in my head — since I began this project on Thursday. For the time being, you’ll have to wonder what it is, but I suppose it’s clear that it means a great deal to me, and that I’m in love with it. The yarn is “Cedar” Merino DK from String Theory. There is more to it than what this picture shows — it really does look like a whole cedar tree.


This is the sock I abandoned on Thursday afternoon when the String Theory yarn arrived. It’s a wonderful sock, simple and oh so soft. The yarn is Kitchen Sink Dyeworks’ Luxe Merino Fine in “Levi.” It’s merino, cashmere and nylon. Mmmmmm. It is delicious… but it will have to wait.

Even sitting here to write this is hard. The knitting is calling to me from across the room. Of course there’s more to life than knitting, but not today. I’m completely content forming the knits and purls, the yarn-overs and the K2togethers, and watching the colors dance across the fabric as I knit. Every stitch is a step in a journey.

13 thoughts on “All there is

  1. ah i completely know what you mean!right this second i'm completely torn… i have a uni exam tomorrow but all i want to do is knit and crochet!mustresist the temptation…can't wait to see the finished project and find out what it is! looks intriguing.

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  2. I can't tell what it is! Love the yarn though. I have been in a knitting slump for some time now and it's really discouraging. I've tried a particular scarf pattern three times and three times I've frogged the darned thing. I just didn't like it! I need a project to jump start me again! Knit on, dear Jane!P.S. Hopefully for the first time ever hubby and I are going up to the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Fest!

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  3. Maybe I should try socks again. Waiting for the knitting gods to smile on me and give me more than itchy hands. You wouldn't mind if I try to channel you, would you, Jane?

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  4. I would call your feeling towards knitting as passion. Many people go through life and never have a passion for anything.I have the same feeling for rug hooking which is now my new fibre passion. Juliewww.rjmsworld.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm a tad jealous. (I want to be so consumed with something I love.) But now is not the time for me – it is your time and you should enjoy it. (But get some sleep. And don't forget to eat. The knitting will last longer that way.)

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  6. Those are all the colors of a piece of Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. Beautiful yarn. Can you tell I've been digging around in the rock pile and the slabs of stone?

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