Peace, Love, and Knitting


I was planning to treat this day the same as any other Wednesday. I was going to write about my latest glove-knitting experiments. But it’s not a regular Wednesday. As the curtain closes on this election season, I think we can agree it’s been a hard day for this country. I’m trying to focus on my many blessings today. One of them is the luxury of knitting, and another is the opportunity to share my love of knitting with the fine people I get to see every day working in a yarn shop. Jennifer’s post yesterday was the pick-me-up I needed today. She wrote that we have the best customers ever, and I agree with all my heart.

Today I’m working on cultivating peace of mind, and I’m working on loving my neighbors, and knitting is my path forward at the moment. Sharing a common interest allows us to see eye-to-eye and feel compassion. Doing something that I love reminds me of my indomitable ability to craft my own life into the joyful experience I want it to be. Life goes on, and knitters go on knitting. This week, I’m going to keep working on the perfect pair of gloves to keep my fingers warm this winter. Stay tuned for updates.

Even if you’re not a knitter, maybe sharing common interests and doing something you love are simple ways that you can make today into the best possible day.


Written by Lauren Chesis

Lauren Chesis

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