I slipped into a funk… I was wandering so deliciously in my world of color, imagination and joy when suddenly I hit this grey wall which confused me so much that I lost my balance and slipped into a funk.
Life is not all about joy, laughter, love and happiness…
Once I dreamt that a dark energy came rolling at me. I still recall its terrifying sound…it was the sound of a heavy rolling and crushing all destroying millstone. I could see images of hate, hurt and pain. Luckily, the terrifying millstone of dark energy rolled passed me and I heard it say: “I too exist in this world. Do not deny me or underestimate my force, because if you do, I come knocking at your door.”
I remember how I bowed my head in my dream, and how fortunate I felt that the millstone rolled passed me and did not crush me.
Slipping into a funk is part of life. The art is how you deal with it, and even more interesting in my opinion, how you get out of it or should I say how you get PULLED out of it.
Things that made me smile
This past week I received two packages that made me smile. The packages were both related to knitting…
The first package was literally a bundle of joy in the form of sweet little thank you letters from kids that have seen and touched two pairs of gloves I had handknitted.
You see, through this blog, I came into contact with a woman who teaches knitting to preteens in a summer program. Once she told me about this I had sent her two pair of gloves to inspire and motivate those kids and to show them that even if you are a beginner knitter, you can make simple little things like gloves.
Kids… you don’t realize how much your letters have made my day! THANK YOU!
Thank you so much She-Knits! It was sun entering into your contest!
Yes, little things like this can pull one out of a funk…
Not only these two things made me smile… there were many many other things that made my day. For that I am truly thankful.
As for knitting
I will let the photos speak for themselves… The old Feather and Fan stitch is a simple yet beautiful lace pattern. It is by far one of my favorite patterns. For this little summery scarf, I used just one ball of SWT Bamboo colorway Parrot. I adore it.
Click on the little photos to enlarge:
Yarn: SWT Bamboo colorway Parrot
Needles Size: 5
Pattern: shortened Feather and Fan Stitch. Usually, the Feather and Fan pattern is a 18 stitch repeat but I shortened it to 12.
Cast on 48
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *(k2tog) 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2 tog) 2 times; repeat from * to the end of row.
Row 4: Knit
I repeated these four rows untill I ran out of yarn.
Last but not least I would like to end today’s entry with a picture of a beautiful Rose after an early morning rain shower… for all you out there who happen to be in a funk: hang in there. Just ride it out. It will pass. I promiss.