IT ALL STARTS with the weather.
Comes a day when summer finally gives in to the faintest freshest of chill and a slim new light and just like that, you're gone.
Wild in love with the autumn proviso.
You can see that the standing trees are all busy lighting themselves up ember-orange around the hemline, starting their ritual drama of slow-immolation -- oh, well, you see it all...So begins Barbara Kingsolvers' short essay on our drive to knit as the weather grows cold. And let me tell you, she's the one that sees it all.
A wonderful wordsmith, Ms. Kingsolver gets to the heart of how and why we knit. As I read, I felt like she saw the life pulse behind our working hands...the energy force that knits earth, heart and soul together. It's lovely and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
You can read Where it Begins: Knitting as Creation Story in full here. It's published in the November/December 2013 issue of Orion magazine.
I'm casting on this scarf today...