Day 126: The Three Way Shawl
“Through meditative techniques, one can free the mind of delusions and attain what we call enlightenment.”
Wow. I have nothing to say. Well, that’s not true. Meditating has really saved my life quite a bit. How?
Well, the truth is I was at one point a very sad person. I mean, I had a lot handed to me at a very young age. I’ve gone through things that some people don’t go through in a lifetime. Everyone goes through stuff. We all interpret it differently. Some children, when they are upset, they cry. Others yell and throw tantrums. It’s like adults. I’m more of a crybaby, myself.
So I started meditating about 13 years ago, when I had miscarried. It was a hard time for me. I went through that alone. But meditation somehow helped me stay sane. That and my writing is really what saved me.
Because of my solitude in life, I was forced to let out my sadness somehow. I let it out through my writing, and my art. It is in this time that I really feel that I started to become an artist. I was always creative. But my art came from this dark and dreary thing that happened to me so long ago. Everything happens for a reason. Bad things happen to good people. It’s life. But then we go through it, we turn to our faith in a higher power, we turn to our meditation and prayer…then years later we see…it happened, and out of it, came something beautiful.
Today’s crafty endeavor, is a FREE knitting pattern!
I’ve been working on this shawl for some time now, and just recently finished it! Yay for me. It’s another light, airy lace pattern, this time a variation on my golden cowl pattern.
The nice thing about this shawl is that it can be worn many ways.
You can wrap it around as a shawl or wrap.
You can wear it as a scarf, around the neck.
You can wear it as a cowl.
The Three Way Shawl
3 skeins of Lion Brand Amazing Yarn
Size 17 needles
CO 40 Sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2tog, YO (for entire row)
Row 4: Purl
Continue until piece measures 50″, then cast off.
That’s it! You are finito. Easy right? Even a beginner can knit this up.