Saturday, August 11, 2012
Convert knitting into a resource for prayer. Use the simple instructions below on how to open up your knitting with gratitude, fill it with focused prayerful intention, and conclude it in thankfulness and spiritual determination. Also included is a pattern for a prayer scarf/neck warmer.
Mindful knitting, someone asked me, isn't that redundant? Isn't it impossible to lack mindfulness while knitting? All I had to say was: frogging. Knitters, you know what I mean. Not only did I want to appreciate my time spent knitting but I wanted it to do more. I mean, sometimes a sweater takes me two years. An afgan, forget counting the months. I wanted the hours to deepen my experience of knitting, my experience of myself, my experience of others. I wanted knitting to become a spiritual practice; so I researched, and designed projects, and now I'm ready to share.