. By Josie Flores
Knitting is a journey that holds different experiences and meaning for each one of us. Most of us can agree it's challenging at first - feeling awkward with the tools and yarn, and overcoming the frustration of mistakes. Then with steady practice over time, feeling the joy and reward of creating a piece of knitted fabric.
As we progress in this journey, I can say this feeling of accomplishment does not diminish, but with each new skill learned and each project completed, it becomes even more fulfilling. Does this feed our ego? Probably, yes. We can also proclaim the meditative and therapeutic effects of knitting in absolute terms, but perhaps it's even more than that.
Have a listen to the gentle words of Renate Hiller in this short video by Chuck Smith and Sono Kuwayama. What a rich and humbling perspective that shows us this truth - the connection between our hands and minds, and the greater creative spirit to be found within each one of us.