RoadBlocks and Knitting

Well lovelies, today is another start in the next week of Nanowrimo! Over the weekend I hit an enormous roadblock with my writing and wrote one chapter over four times – only to throw that chapter out and redo it completely differently!

It was quite the exercise in patience.

Speaking of patience – I’ve started a new knitting project! Here it is, full of kitty- kat approval.

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Without the cat, this is what it looks like. It’s going to be a red and green cowl – perfect for the season!

 

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How is all of your nanowrimo projects going? Have you started any other projects on the side? Let me know!

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Yarn!

via Daily Prompt: Yarn

Ah, today is such a lovely day. Up here, in the strange northern climate where these TwoLovebirds live, it has been so hot in the past few days. But today I woke up and it was nice and cool. A lovely respite from the twenty-something sweltering heat. Now what better thing is there to do in cool weather than knit?

I was totally thrilled with today’s prompt ‘Yarn’. Yarn is amazing! One can truly unleash the imagination through it. It is cozy and lovely, comforting and enjoyable. It makes beautiful gifts, charity material, all ways to spread positivity in the world around us, all while instilling a sense of peace and joy in the maker.

The Quilt I’m working on in this image is an old, persistent project. It’s made of unwanted strands from local thrift stores. It’s made from odds and ends left over from beloved projects. I’ve been working on it for so long that it’s become an enjoyable companion, a living piece of my personal history nestled next to me as I knit the final border around it. When it is finished, it will not only be a blanket. It will be the quilt that me and my wife have already slept underneath on cool knights when the other blankets were not enough. The blanket we snuggled beneath on the couch while i was knitting it. The blanket that she encouraged me to finish despite the immensity of it.

That is what knits carry. Love, patience, hard work, and a story.