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A Reason for Everything

Meredith sometimes wondered how life would be if she could travel back in time and change just one thing. What if a seemingly random choice had been different? Like, why had she craved bright pink everything when she was a kid? She'd had the pink lunchbox, backpack, pencil case, flip-flops, barrettes...even a bright pink toothbrush!

Knit Felted Lunch BagNow, in college, she absolutely couldn't fathom why she'd adored that color. She wondered, though, if she'd have become a different person had her early taste run to earth tones.

An ecology major, Meredith loved studying organisms and their environments. Similarly, she loved living in balance--this was how knitting came in. The beautiful simplicity of two sticks and a ball of yarn offset the high-tech essentials of 21st century life. The subtle yarns she favored evoked country roads, open fields, dunes, rocky shores. Like the rugged, marled Fishermen's Wool she'd recently used--it conjured up a time when handwork was honored, and things made to last.

Knit Felted Acorn Pencil CaseEspecially pleasing were the useful lunch bag and pencil case she'd knitted of Fishermen's Wool in only a few hours, then felted (magical!), then appliqued with a beguiling acorn and rustic apple tree. Afterwards, she showed them to Paige, her roommate.

"These are totally adorable!" Paige exclaimed. "How'd you find such great projects?"

Meredith flashed onto her younger self and suddenly realized it was actually because of that Pink Phase that she'd become everything she was, here and now.

"Oh," she smiled, "someone I used to know pointed me towards them."

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All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

A story by Selma Moss-Ward.

Selma Moss-Ward is a freelance writer who combines her love of writing and of knitting in her columns, stories, and blog posts. Selma is also an active classical musician and the caretaker of five wonderful pets. She lives with them and her husband in Rhode Island.

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