Friday, January 21, 2011

Crafting is afoot

I don't know if knitting can be considered "crafting", but it's certainly MY creative outlet. I get a real kick out of looking at patterns (really Tara?) and fondling smelling drooling over playing working with yarn (you DON'T say?), and the process of knitting is incredibly soothing to me. To be honest, the fact that I usually end up with a finished object is just a bonus!

Now, I realize I said that knitting and obsessing thinking about knitting was self-indulgent when all the tumour-related fit starting hitting the shan chez Dear, but that doesn't mean that I stopped knitting entirely during this whole ordeal. Knitting, I quickly realized, is a big part of my "mental fitness" regimen.

To wit: the day of Émilie's surgery. I don't think I would have gotten through it without my knitting! I knew I needed something mindless, and a plain, no frills sock seemed like a good bet.


No sooner had I decided to knit a sock than this Zen Yarn Garden Duets Squooshy sock yarn I've had in the stash for... heck, I don't know HOW long, practically leapt out of one of the sock yarn drawer and into my knitting bag. I don't know why, the colours just made me happy. And the best part?


If all goes according to plan (please, please, PLEASE don't smite me down, Knitting Fates!), I should have enough yarn to make matching Mother/Daughter socks :)

Speaking of Émilie, she's been crafting as well! Phil bought her some pastels and other drawing supplies earlier this week, and she's been drawing up a storm! We had fun drawing and colouring together yesterday afternoon, even though (I hate to say it), I'm getting a wee bit tired of her "horses and unicorns" phase. Hoping she moves on to another animal soon (says the woman who obsessed over Black Beauty for 5 years straight...).

Hmmm.... I was going to talk about a shopping trip Kate-the-Enabler, Émilie and I took yesterday, but I think I'll save that for tomorrow! Suffice it to say: I'm back!

Happy Knitting, Everyone!

10 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Love the socks!

Chantal Boucher said...

N'est-ce pas qu'il faille occuper le "mental" à certains moments? Je plains les angoissés qui ne savent pas tricoter! Ta cocotte semble aller de mieux en mieux donc, et ça c'est une bonne nouvelle!
Bonne fds!

Maryse said...

Ils sont vraiment beaux et une paire pour chacune de vous deux, c'est encore mieux! Passez un bon weekend bien mérité!

Alrischa said...

They are a soothing sort of color, aren't they? Mother-daughter socks are a great idea... must try that.

I hope Kate-the-enabler took you to a yarn shop and enabled you until your credit card caught fire! :D

Caroline said...

I love the socks! Very happy colours. I hope you get enough for the second pair!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great mother-daughter socks! Can't wait to hear if you had enough yarn for her 2nd sock.

Glad to hear things are doing better with Émilie. She looks good too!

And yes, knitting is crafting. I believe it is.

dawn said...

I really love the socks! There's nothing like a plain pair of vanilla socks in a cheerful color to soothe the soul.

Laurie said...

Love the mother-daughter socks - those hot pink toes are just TOO cheery. Knitting as mental health salvation...yup, been there...

Sinéad said...

Mother daughter socks are the best. Alice loves wearing her ones the same day as me too.

Jennifer said...

I hope you have enough for E's 2nd sock! If not, put a little clasp on the one finished one, and she's got a unique coin purse.:) Then you can use the remaining bit that didn't make it into a 2nd sock into a plain square and have a swatch bunny, or something.

(Of course, you'll probably be able to finish the sock, so this is moot).