It’s getting cold out. I walked outside this morning and noticed a crisp frost lay on the ground. And I didn’t have a single knitting project with me!
I have crocheted two hats in the last week – on top of presenting three projects in class, moving back into the Sloss House and getting settled. No big deal. I need to work with yarn in a tangible way in order to breathe. So I take little breaks from paper and project-designing and I sit down with a bag of yarn and some crochet hooks or knitting needles.
There’s an alchemy in taking sticks and strings and turning it into some sort of wearable fabric. It’s true: I make fabric. I love the connection between a loved pattern, a loved yarn, and loving creation for a loved one. It has been over a year since I’ve knit or crochet anything for myself. Everything I produce has been sent off to friends or family.
I feel that everyone should have a connection with the fibers. So if you have a desire to knit or crochet – or to learn – join us at the Sloss House every Friday afternoon from 12-1pm. We have beginner equipment to teach you with, or bring your favorite yarn and tools. We can’t wait for you to join us!