The Slow Knitter


Knitate or Meditate?

I am an infrequent meditation practitioner. Every time I do a mediation session, I promise myself that I willl do it again the next day. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.

But then again, I do knititate - so maybe that even things out?

While knitting, I often do so in complete silence. If there is any noise - whether the TV, music, audiobooks, even knitting with others - I never seem to reach the knitatate zone I crave. 

While silent, I am able to listen to my knitting. The sound the needles make. The noises different stitches make. The sound of turning the work. The sound of the yarn. 

My mind wanders - just like it does during meditation. And, like in meditation, I often have to bring myself back to the task at hand. 


Rena Kilgannon