By GERARDO MEDINA
This post was written as an assignment for Professor Brynn Saito's multi-genre MFA-level writing workshop, WRC 7093. In this class, students produce new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, while reflecting on their lives, influences, and processes as artists and writers.
Since my first blog on knitting, published on September 20, I have continued my meditations. In fact, after the initial post, I had the opportunity to listen to some classmates, many of whom were experiencing difficult times in their personal lives. I was amazed at how well they were coping with their adversities. One student said something to the effect that sometimes relationships change beyond our control.
Because the image of the mixed fiber scarf was so fresh in my mind, my thoughts came back to it... in the case of knitting, whether using mixed fibers or not, sometimes we need to let the yarn dictate itself; but even then, we have patterns to give us structure and no matter what happens in the end, it’s still part of the tapestry of our lives.
The images below are all in simple garter stitch but with different yarns: