Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Be in the Moment #48

I recently realized that one of the aspects of knitting that I really love is when I am following a pattern that I have to pay attention a lace repeat that can be memorized....and I am just repeating that over and over in my head and something about the rhythm and looking at the yarn color and feeling the texture of they yarn...and even better with music, or a podcast, or a book on tape in my ears...and I am so at peace and IN THE MOMENT...must be all right brain stuff...none of that left brain chatter. Well maybe the memorization of the pattern is left, but everything else is right.

Please please follow THIS link and watch this amazing video of this persons experience of having a stroke. Neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor talks about how when she was 37 she had a stroke and realized it while it was happening. Talk about being in the moment...this is really fascinating. Be oatient it takes a minute to open....take a breath or two and chill out.

The ravelry link:

HERE is Stitch Studs Blog and on the right is a link to toe-up sock tutorial booklet that you can preview part of and a link to purchase it. It allows for your own yarn choice needle choice etc.

HERE is the direct link to purchase the sock tutorial if you are on Ravelry.


auntgerry said...

I am so glad you are comming to Columbus. I listen to your podcast all the time. I live in Columbus and belong to a large group of knitters. The next week after you are at TNNA, There is a big knitting event called Knitters Connection. It is held in the same place as TNNA. Wish you could come to that. I have been to TNNA and it is really cool. Tons of yarn and all the top people are there and now you will be with them.
I would love to meet you for coffee with some of my knitting friends. We would be honored to knit with you. I am on ravelry as
Aunt Gerry, and I am also in your she-knits group.

Cozy Knitting said...

The video about the stroke is SO VERY POWERFUL! I am emailing a link to all my friends. Thanks so much for the link.