very comforting, relaxing
& truly rewarding about
making something with
A couple weeks ago I was invited to attend a "Needle Night" by one of my friends. The idea around it was to bring your crafts, and sit with others and either continue with your craft or attend and learn a new craft. For example, if you've always wanted to crochet or knit, this was your perfect opportunity.
While I was skeptical about going because I've never considered myself a crafty person, I decided to go and just be inspired by others that are magical with their hands and art work. A couple years ago another friend taught me how to knit but sadly after making a few very long and somewhat functional scarves I put the skeins in a pretty basket and never looked at them again.
I dusted off my wool, found my needles and drove off to the Needle Night. Here's what I learned..
There is nothing more relaxing than sitting with a group of people knitting quietly with the occasional instructional insert along the way.
Having background music in a room of knitters is just perfect as it creates a joining of the mind and body and allows for free flowing thoughts to arise.
There is nothing more rewarding than to actually see something that you're making become a reality. Looking at a ball of wool and then later seeing it all come together in a magical way is so rewarding.
I also learned that people can be so self giving of themselves to teach another a craft. It's like passing on a renewed spirit. At least that was how I felt sitting with these fine people. I even learned how to knit again and am looking forward to learning more as my wool begins to take shape.