Beyond The Stitch? Blog 2

When I published my first blog, I had grandiose ideas of writing an in-depth factual article about the pros and cons of different types of yarn.  I envisioned the article being useful to everyone regardless of skill, background, or knowledge.  I wanted to highlight a variety of topics, including but not limited to: origins of brand names; manufacturing processes; product to market procedures; international versus local selection; and environmentally conscious choice in terms of sustainable production practices,  fair labor guidelines, and long-term impact of one type versus another.  And finally, a practical view of what motivates end users’ selection, i.e., availability,  financial consideration, eco orientation, project type, or a combination of factors plus simple personal preference.

Research revealed an enormous amount of electronic information readily available to anyone interested in exploring any of these topics.  I also learned a lot from expert hookers by simply continuing the craft on a near daily basis.  One of the main things I learned about hookers is that they simply love the craft.   Although I love to write,  I realized that the extensive amount of time required to research and compose an article would be lost hooking time 

In time, I also began to know that my attraction to the craft is the ability to watch my mind as I make the stiches.  Presently I am drawn to patterns that enable me to quickly absorb a “pattern within the pattern,”   My fingers simply execute the required pattern, and I  become conscious of the thousands of thoughts that flood my mind, for better or worse.

Today, I land on John Meyer’s “Gravity”:

“Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh I’ll never know what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away

Oh, gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain like one half could
It’s wanting more
That’s gonna send me to my knees
Oh twice as much ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain like one half could
It’s wanting more
That’s gonna send me to my knees

Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can that be?)

Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is”

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Hooker

This is the first blog post of my life. It took 62 years and approximately 4-1/2 months to get here. The quote below entitled “The Journey Begins” has been waiting for a companion to draw this blog lot. Well that’s all for today. I have been perusing the net today for yarn, patterns and inspiration and, as a result, have gotten little else accomplished. So goes the story. Goodnight.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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