It feels today that I am knitting like the woman possessed.
And no wonder.
I am possessed by anger and grief. My eyes are dry by now, but my heart is sore.
After 18 days of search… Three boys, three innocent boys on their way from school, kidnapped and disposed of as if they and their lives meant nothing at all. And in the way it is true, since to their murderers they were not boys, but Jews – therefore nothing other than targets.
There is much that can be said. As you can see I am not the one for that “no words” attitude, and if you want to see more of what I am not prepared to say here you are very welcome to visit my Facebook page. Warning – some of my posts and comments to them are very raw.
One of the things that helped me to deal with what is happening and my emotional responses to them was this video of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. It has been especially appropriate today.
Anyway, I recognize that this might not be an ideal post to re-start my blogging with, and I hope that my future posts will be only concerned with my yarn addiction and my family, but…
But one thing we, Israelis, learned during this 18 day ordeal was that we are one family. At least when the going gets tough we will remember that.
So what am I knitting right now, frantically clicking my needles?
I got the “Wave”!
It is my new and risky experiment. Well, not very risky, all I stand to loose is the time spent knitting…
I have an Idea that what I need is a super cool (not as “hip” but rather “not hot”) shawl thingy that will not crawl off my shoulders.
So, you know how it goes. I got some gorgeous yarn – “100% Bamboo”, by Alize. It is incredibly soft, silky, shiny and very, very, very slippery.
The blue-green colors are my new personal favorite color mixture.
The problem is – yarn will not hold its shape and will stretch forever – from here to North Pole, this, I got to tell you is quite a distance from Israel.
So, since a reliable swatch was impossible to knit, because the stretch depends on weight I am kind of flying more or less blind on this one.
So far, today I have almost finished my second ball of yarn and, having put sleeve stitches on stitch holders I am now knitting just fronts and the back.
I am thinking of taking it off the needles onto the waste yarn just to check that it will fit me and not my 13 year old daughter, but hesitate, since the yarn is so very splitty, I am afraid to lose some steatches in the process.
So, in case you have ever wondered what a knitters Russian Roulette looks like – here it is in its embryonic stage.