One Thing

There are a lot of things I love about knitting. The list is long and complicated and you all know most of them, or you wouldn’t knit the way you do- which I’m assuming is rather a lot. I suppose I hope it’s rather a lot, so I’m not so odd.  I’ve been making a list of ways that I love knitting, ways that it keeps my life straight and gives me gifts that I’m grateful for.

Today I can tell you that my life is full of unfinished things.  My latest book? Unfinished. The laundry? Unfinished. My kids? Unfinished. (Can you finish that one? Does it ever happen?) The house? Unfinished. There’s a piece of quarter-round missing at the bottom of the stairs. It’s been five years. I don’t see it getting finished any time soon. The painting? I ran out of paint part way through the dining room. It’s unfinished. (I’m trying to convince myself I like it that way.)

The housework, my fundraising goals, my fitness level, eating only whole foods… Unfinished.  I’m working on all of it, but there’s no way I’ll ever be a finished person, or have a life that needs no work.

Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks .  Yarn: lost the label a long time ago.

That said, these socks? FINISHED. Completely DONE. They are something I started and ended and they are whole, and they don’t need anything more from me. That’s one thing I love about knitting.You can be finished.  Socks, anyway.
What do you love about it?