WHATS'S KNITTING HAVE TO DO WITH SPIRITUALITY ?
YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED. OR PERHAPS YOU ALREADY KNOW.
For true practitioners of the art, knitting is a spiritual path for those who yearn to grow in a deeper self-knowledge, connection, and sense of purpose. Knitting as a Spiritual Path builds on now-familiar ideas about "lessons learned" to explore in more depth how the craft can support knitter's ongoing life long exploration of the mysteries within and beyond us. Rather than mission-accomplished-style goals for the here-and-now (e.g., "knitting teaches patience"), it deals with the never-ending, open-ended aspects of spiritual development, where each unfolding beckons us further along.
Here are ten spiritual paths that contribute to the spirituality of knitting: The Path of Risk and Growth, The Path of Humility and Imperfection, The Path of Stillness, The Path of Sacred Individuality, The Path of Fellowship, The Cross-Cultural Understanding, The Path of Equanimity, The Path of Awareness and Celebration, The Path of Persistent Love, The Path of Joyful Co-Creation