Mindfulness

Oh, hello there. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has been more than a little crazy over the past year and, to be honest, I haven’t felt much like designing. Or knitting. Or much at all, really. All my energy was focused on just existing in this current world and everything else has sort of fallen to the wayside.

After a long hiatus, my Woodlot Cowl is finally in the testing phase. My Blackrocks Wrap is nearly ready for editing and can hopefully be tested over the summer. And, I’m creating again.

A close-up of a knitted lace sample in a blue-gray yarn. The lace begins with a stem/leaf pattern and transitions into increasingly smaller leaves.
A close-up of a knitted lace sample in a blue-gray yarn. The lace begins with a stem/leaf pattern and transitions into increasingly smaller leaves.

Whenever I feel the need to slow down, I turn to lace.

Cables are my favorite technique; they flow effortlessly for me, as if they were as second nature as walking. Lace, however, requires my concentration. The transitions between patterns need careful planning. Every stitch is made with intent. It’s a very different sort of meditative haven for my brain.

It requires mindfulness.

The swatch above is made with Serendipitous Wool’s yarn “Atma” in color Gray Whale. While I wish I had enough to make a full wrap with this yarn – it’s made with what I had left from my Hearthstone Shawl – I will say that I’m really excited to work with the intended yarn: a fingering weight alpaca/linen/silk blend from Ancestral Fiber Co. that’s been sitting in my stash just waiting for the right project to enter my head.

Three skeins of sage green yarn lay on an old, wooden trunk with cast iron brackets. The silk content of the yarn gives it a very pretty sheen.
Three skeins of sage green yarn lay on an old, wooden trunk with cast iron brackets. The silk content of the yarn gives it a very pretty sheen.

Wishing you all deep breaths, renewal, and peace as we move into a new season.

Published by lakeboundknits

Designing knitting patterns is a tangible way to express myself. Each pattern is a reflection of part of my soul and contains bits of my joy, sadness, fears, and hopes. My heart belongs on the shores of Lake Superior and most of my pattern designs are inspired by life "Up North."

2 thoughts on “Mindfulness

    1. Hi Lee! It’s good to hear from you. I’d love to have you as a tester again – I’ll be sure to post on IG when it’s ready (it’ll likely be a while, as I’ve been moving much more slowly over the past year or so in terms of designing).

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