Or in my case, you might say spin on.... This weekend I got the terrible news that someone I love dearly has breast cancer. What can you do when there is nothing you can do? She is waiting for evaluations and more testing and options. In the meantime it is hard to carry on. I find that spinning helps calm me down and gives me a purpose during the scary moments. I recently started a "spin for peace" practice during the Olympic games, and it has really been helpful as life threw this curveball my way.
There is something that happens when we work with our hands and our hearts and our minds and our breath all at the same time. It really allows us to regulate our heartbeat, to improve our mood and radiate "goodness" for lack of a better word. How lucky we are to have the work of our hands to rely on in these moments.
I am currently spinning up some Ashland Bay Merino/silk blend in a very fine laceweight. It is taking forever, and that's good for me right now.
*"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises" is a quote from Elizabeth Zimmermann (1910-1999)