Life Strategy!

Zen & Sereknity

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Knitting, Life Strategy! | 0 comments

 

It was complete chance that I got a chance to speak with Bernadette Murphy, author of *lots* of books, including Zen and the Art of Knitting and, most recently, Harley and MeOver the course of our conversation, I learned that while Bernadette and I have very similar feelings about the spiritual power of crafting.

The thesis of SereKNITy is that the act of knitting or crocheting is meditative, is peaceful. This seems, well, fairly obvious (unless you live with a knitter or crocheter, and then you know that it also includes a lot of cursing and ripping out. But set that part aside). Of course knitting and crocheting are peaceful activities. But in her memoir Zen and the Art of Knitting, Bernadette dives more deeply into the questions of why and how.

 

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Runes

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Crafts, Life Strategy!, Thoughts | 2 comments

I really like runes. I always have. I bought this necklace in college, and I pull it out occasionally, though my tastes in jewelry have gotten a little less on-the-nose as I’ve gotten older (i.e., I like my weirdness to be visible, but subject to interpretation, rather than  hibythewaylooki’mweirdcoolright???)

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Life Strategy!, Thoughts | 0 comments

A friend of mine is cross-stitching “Nevertheless, She Persisted” for me (note to self: new craft to learn!) and I’m going to put it on a pillow and lean on that pillow and therefore symbolically lean on all the persistent women that have served the rest of us so well.

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Slow down, recharge, and appreciate the small, meaningful details of everyday life.

SereKNITy is a collection of more than twenty-five knitting and crocheting patterns united by one all-compassing idea: finding peace. 

 

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