One constant touchstone is the little front porch for knitting — I hear bull frogs in the pond and chirping in the surrounding trees. During this unusual Covid time I find myself struggling a bit to find a balance between the desire for challenge — something new and different — and the pull towards comfort and the familiar.
My knitting choices reflect this tug-of-war within myself. Should I attempt a complex pattern that requires focus and helps distract me from the stresses and tough parts of the summer? Or, should I go with a simple pattern that I know will turn out — knit one, purl one — and welcome the relaxation that comes with that repetitive click of the needles?
Project Knitwell Volunteer
Susan is a retired psychotherapist in the Northern Virginia area, now spending much of her time as a Project Knitwell Volunteer and Board Member.