One of my favorite things about knitting is the opportunity it gives us to imagine. With a simple skein of yarn, we dream of a future for which we hope and wish, but have not achieved.
I often wish I was more stylish, prettier; one of those girls who looks perfectly put together. I imagine myself with more fashionable clothes, a little taller and thinner and my hair perfectly coiffed. With that skein of yarn, I can imagine what I knit will magically make me beautiful and give me what I'm searching for.
Now I know this is ridiculous. I know that a simple skein of yarn and the perfect project will not magically make me the fantasy I have in my head. What's more, being that fantasy in my head will not bring me love, happiness and what I am searching for.
But it's still fun to dream.
It's a sign that I have hope and faith. That despite not being this perfect person right now, life is a work in progress and, like knitting each stitch on that project, each individual step I take brings me closer to the imperfectly perfect me I imagine I can be.
And it is on this path that we learn, that we find love, compassion, hope and joy. We find the actuality we wish for, even if it looks quite different than our fantasy.
So with this hope and faith, each day I imagine and create a new color of yarn. I send this color out into the knitting universe through my Daily Dreams email; the first step in imagining what might be.
The second step is up to you. What will you imagine? How will the color inspire a project that will move you a little closer to that image you have in your head, of all you can be? Maybe not perfect, but perfectly you.
(yarn-dyer, color-lover, and perfectly imperfect)