I have not joined in with Ruth’s weekly celebrations for too long. But I started reading this lovely book and cannot stop recommending it to others. Imagine if we celebrated listening more and telling less. Last week no I sat down in the middle of my yarns and needles and tried to listen to my creative heart. I have a shawl on my needles that has not been an easy ride. I am determined to finish that shawl but I needed something else – a little interlude. I pulled out another shawl that I knit last year. I love the color and the texture of the yarn but I only wore the shawl a few times. The shape was not right for me. With little hesitation, I began to pull at the bind-off stitches. I pulled and pulled. It was almost an act of meditation, unwinding and rewinding that yarn. What will it become? I have a few ideas but I am going to let it simmer. For now, I am celebrating that joy and energy that I have found in knitting.