v. to give oneself to the enjoyment of

My knitting has been limited — a row or two or four, at best, most evenings — but it occurred to me the other day that I could possibly reframe my thinking.

Perhaps I am savoring my knitting right now… giving myself to the enjoyment of knitting!

Last night, I savored the deliciousness of 3-needle bind-off!! Blocking is going to make a huge difference there, and I'm so excited.

I also bound off the neck edge, but blocking was not going to help that situation, so I tinked it and will re-try this evening.

Oh my gosh, SO CLOSE!

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At this time last year, I was savoring this project:


Some might have called it "obsessed." Haha. I've had my Alabama Chanin Car Coat project at hand for a while now, and I think I'm soon going to dive head-long into that with the Wisconsin Blingfish frame of mind.

And this:


Last September, I took the first of two trips to St. Louis. There are no firm plans, but the idea for a third trip has suddenly reared, having just learned about Ruth Asawa: Life's Work at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The exhibition runs until mid-February, so I'm thinking after the holidays… but I'm so excited already! I saw a few of her pieces at the de Young Museum in 2010 when I visited with Celia and it would be amazing to see her "life's work." Oh my.

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I have an appointment with a highly recommended physical therapist tomorrow morning. I'm excited about that, too.

10 thoughts on “Savoring…

  1. That fish!!! Savor – such a lovely word. Months ago I was noticing I had not knit very much…BUT I was enjoying the process. A refreshing way of looking at things.

  2. In the last 15 years, I’ve had rotator cuff surgery and 2 knee replacements. My PT was a godsend! Sometimes it was painful, and each “recovery” took weeks (even months), but I did get back to full functioning. SO worth it!

  3. I’m savoring my knitting right now, too . . . having done something to my wrist over the weekend. (Drat.) The fish. Oh, Vicki. The fish! It is a thing of beauty. And I’m so happy to hear you’re beginning PT. Hard work — but usually very worth it! XO

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