Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day Three: At the Intersection

Day Three of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week invites us to write about a knitter whom we admire.  Well, what knitter do I NOT admire?  Everyone I've met since I began knitting has taken me one stitch, one row, one skill, one pattern further, and all with utmost patience.  From mom I learned the basics, and then socks.  From Debo I learned not to panic when a few stitches slide off the needle without warning.  From Susan I learned lace.  From Glyn I learned how much it helps to stretch your hands out once in a while.  From Louise I learned cables.  The list could go on and on...

I think I'd like to write, however, about someone who is a knitter and a blogger, but most importantly a friend.  We've asked each other knitting questions from time to time (our most pressing one, lately, has been what to do with the myriad ends to weave in on a log cabin blanket), and admired one another's works-in-progress.  Most of the time, though, when we're knitting together we're also talking about cats and dogs, or quilts, or public schools, or the Episcopal church, or our children, or tea, or gardens, or butterfly eggs, or our husbands-who-are-clergy-but-also-members-of-a-band, or books, or home repair, or art, or Mississippi, or cameras, or busy weeks, or...well, what's left to talk about?!
 

I love that my friend's blog is titled, My Log Cabin Life.  She describes it as "an intersection of art and life, creativity and inspiration, teaching and learning, home and work, family and community."  Just as the colors and strips and lengths of a log cabin blanket intersect and build upon one another to create something lovely and warm, so the various pieces of our lives (which can at times seem so scattered) intersect to create perhaps never a finished piece, but rather one that keeps growing and evolving and becoming, we hope, ever lovelier.  There may be lots of ends to weave in as we go through life, but then that's part of the adventure, too, right?  I am grateful to my friend for teaching me by example to see more clearly and to celebrate life's intersections through writing, blogging, quilting, learning, singing, playing, cooking, dancing, laughing, parenting, and, of course, knitting.

6 comments:

accountantgrrl said...

Great post.

Vivianne said...

That's lovely :-)

yarnpiggy said...

Lovely post. :-)

Cathy said...

You have an amazing gift of knitting words together. A lovely tribute to a lovely friend!!

ieva said...

Your friend's blog is very nice.

Julie Nolte Owen said...

Thank you, Jennifer, for such kind words in such a beautiful piece. Reading it reminds me of what is important in the day to day lives we lead during both large and small moments.