old TV shows (I am a huge animation fan) and knitting. In fact I only just
stopped long enough to blog my post for Effy's blog a long. Thanks to YouTube,
I taught myself a new knitting technique called a Russian join. It's used when
you need to change colors or add a new skein of yarn in. I'm grateful for people sharing their knitting skills on YouTube because no one in my family ever knit.
I have a pair of socks that I've been working on off and on since
April. I love knitting socks and wanted to try something a little more
challenging which is why something that usually takes me about a month to
work through has taken waaaay longer. And while it annoys me that these
sock are taking so long and I'm totally ready to be done with them,
they will look glorious on me once they are done.
I love knitting. It connects me to my matron Goddesses Athena and Isis. I feel like I am weaving magic like
Isis and Athena gave me this gift when I needed it most. I do not kid when I say learning to knit saved my life.
I've only been knitting for 3 years. Knitting became a sanity saver as I learned how to do it after my
mom died. The gentle click of the needles soothed me as I worked through the emotions of grief. Because
when someone grieves as deeply as I did, it became very hard for me to find my way back to the land of the
I entered a dark night of the soul. It was the most difficult journey I've ever been through and I am so grateful
to be on the other side of the hardest bits though I suppose a piece of me will always feel miss my mom terribly.
She continually sends me signs. Strange but true.
Today I was thinking about her a lot and just before I came to blog, this beautiful butterfly showed up on the side of my house again. This is the second time this summer and each time I was thinking about my mom before I saw this beauty.
Coincidence? Maybe...but I choose to take it as a sign of love. And as long as I
can still feel love around me, I know she's there.