Caution: Cheesy Knitting Analogy Ahead

This past week has been crazy. I got to Friday breathless and tired. It seems like we hit the ground sprinting every Spring semester. But there are pockets of peace in the crazed drudgery, little pieces of joy. A good book, a warm candle, a knitting project. The sort of things nerds like – for good reason. 

I’ve been knitting my first sweater, the “White Pine” pattern from Drea Renee Knits ( It’s something I’ve been wanting to do. I will consider myself an accomplished knitter if I can finish it (and wear it too!). So I got some blue wool and after losing and having to re-buy the pattern, I got started. 

So far I have the neck and shoulders done. I thought, with how small knitted stitches are, that this would take forever. But I’m already far along, which little hiccups, and it doesn’t seem long at all. 

This is a lot like life. Every day we life a stitch at a time, plodding through heartbreak and happiness and waiting for our lives – and ourselves – to turn into something worthwhile. It is only later we look back and realize that we already have. 

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian


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