Happiness is ……


…..several hours devoted to a lacy baby blanket without interruption!

 

Perfection is in the details of those hours.  I have a craft table set up in my daughter’s old bedroom that overlooks the street of our quiet neighborhood.  I cracked the window for some fresh air; listened to my favorite Hawaiian music that reminds me of my dear friend and knitting guru Kate; had a cup of tea at the ready and some chocolate in case of an emergency.  The sun shone in while I worked; peace and quiet happiness rolled up together to fill my soul.

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I thought of my daughter and her first baby – a son, as I worked away on the intricate piece of beauty.  I marveled at how I came to be a knitter who could take on such a project; keeping track of each stitch aloud, “knit 7, yarn over, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, do it again, knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, do it again, knit 3, knit 2 together” and repeat the whole thing 8 times.  I thought of  everyone involved in getting me to this point, mentally thanking each one.

 

Ahhhhh, true happiness!