Monday, 4 April 2011

On knitting

I don't expect everyone to know this, but knitting has a sound. Perhaps, you're not even interested to know this. Imma tell ya anyways.

I've always found comfort in the familiar clicking and clacking associated with the craft. Additionally, I am soothed by the feel of knitting.

I have no idea if this is any good or not. I guess, it doesn't really matter if it's good or not. But, this is what I was thinking as I drifted off to sleep last night....

Knitting Has a Sound

Click click slide
I sit curled in my favorite corner
The familiar sounds of bamboo sticks rubbing and tapping together

Click click slide
Wood both rough and smooth
Points dulled from extended hours of use

Click click slide
The feeling of the fiber
It brushes gently across my fingers and carries my worries away

Click click slide
Eyeing carefully the patterns
Knowing each stitch in a way too intimate for words

Click click slide
Breathe in and breathe out
Needle in, yarn over, needle out and yarn through

Click click slide
Counting each movement with vigilance
1-2-3 your cares slide away with each completed stitch

Click click slide
Fingers travelling with ease
Knowing well the texture which lies between them

Click click slide
You reach the end
Feeling at once accomplished and full of regret

Click click slide
Binding the row
Each bound stitch traps your worries within the garment

Click click slide
Search the skeins
Close your eyes as you stroke each one

Click click slide
Eyes still closed
You imagine the transformation from skein to garment

Click click slide
A contented sigh
Locating the medium of your elation and knowing comfort awaits


  1. I so love this. You are one amazing lady. I consider myself blessed to chase dragonflies with you.

    I have something for you over on my blog. Come play.

  2. Beautiful! Love it ... I found you through Dafeenah's blog. I see why she loves your writing! Lizzy Ford