Thursday, January 22, 2009

Comfort Week : Habit

Today we talk about - habit : a behaviour or routine that brings you comfort, according to Sherrie's request. I don't know if I'm on the right track with this one... behaviour is the way someone acts and a routine is doing something continously. Hmmmm, maybe the last one. What do you think !
My love affair and continous obsession with knitting. Well, maybe that's behaviour AND routine so I'm on the right track on both accounts.

And here publicly I have to confess to my "lack of love" for knitting up until January 2008. Yup, that's when I fell in love with all things knitty. In the process, I've discovered that I'm a self-taught knitter and that my past experiences with the art of knitting were not all that great. When I learn something new I want for it to be explained to me "exactly" the way it's suppose to be done - no shortcuts, no "this way but it's still OK that way", no "I do it this way but my cousin does it that way", no nothing. And this is how I got to "not love" (I rarely say the word hate, I don't like that word) knitting. Everyone was showing me a different technique everytime.

So many, many years went by and in January 2008 I bought a pair of wooden needles and three skeins of yarn and went to town - I knitted a stole for my daughter. That Christmas my niece gifted me with a beautiful stole she had knitted herself and this is how it all started for me. I am new at this but the more I knit the more I feel comfort. It kinda makes my heart smile.

Let us mosey on over here to see what others have to say about today's theme. So far I love what everyone is posting about. I've even met knew bloggers that have amazing blogs. I already have them in my favorites. Hope they don't mind.


Barb said...

Vickie, I am so glad you are finding comfort with knitting ~ isn't a wonderful way to linger and just be in the moment? I find that even if a project doesn't turn out I still enjoyed the pleasure of knitting it. Barb xo

Anonymous said...

I only recently (about 3 yrs ago) learned to knit, and I have to say that it's a wonderful habit! I almost put that as my comfort habit (as it has comforted me on some long, turbulent flights). :)

Heidi said...

How nice to sit an knit =) Someday I know how to knit well enough that its actually relaxing ;0)

sunmamma said...

I have recently found comfort in knitting as well but I find for me it's seasonal. I really like it in the fall and early winter and then it dwindles off for some reason.

Amber said...

Yay for knitting! I almost put that too. :) I am also a very new knitter, and I taught myself from a book, with bamboo needles and some really great yarn. It was the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. :)