I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Why I knit socks
I just finished knitting these socks and as I set the needles away I imagined a little discussion with them. This is what they said, "Wool socks are warm but why bother knitting us when you can buy others for less than the cost of the yarn? Besides who has the time to knit us on those teeny 2.0mm needles just so you can wear us in your rubber boots?" So I said to the socks, "Their is a satisfaction that comes from making something well whatever it may be and to be able to repair it when it does wear out." I heard some muffled giggles and silence. What's that about I asked? "Oh," said the socks, "we just wanted you to quit putting us in those stinkin boots." Happy Easter however you spend it and my next post will be after the weekend.