I picked up the abovementioned book at a used bookstore this weekend. I've started reading it, gotten through about 25-30 pages, and had to stop...my lunchtime was over! The subtitle is "Exploring the Links between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity."
I love this sentence, "Knitting taps into my creative brain and uncovers untold treasures." While in counseling several years ago, my counselor and I decided that my brain was not controlled by either side. Both sides seem to be about equal. Because of that, it sometimes is a struggle to balance both sides. During the day, I work as an accountant, which I enjoy for the black and white of the job.
However, I've realized that if I don't do something creative, such as knitting, I tend to get depressed and frustrated with life. I have searched for years for a hobby such as knitting, and have some of the disasterous results around my house...dead flowers in pots outside, a weaving loom made out of PVC pipe...you get the picture.
I cannot explain the joy and peace I get while knitting. I'm sure I probably don't HAVE to explain it to y'all.
I read your posts, and look at your projects, and my creative side starts jumping...wanting to get to knitting and exploring and trying new ideas and projects.
Thanks for all of your input on each other's projects, and just for being here.
And, thanks for allowing me to share.