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Knitting My Nest
Created By: Kathy Bohannon

Our daughter married and our son moved away to attend college within a few months of one another. Suddenly, my husband and I officially became empty nesters.



Though many of my friends had opposite experiences, the first few months were great. We adapted well, enjoying having the house to ourselves, not worrying about kids coming in late and forgetting to call, not having to think about whether or not homework was completed. We began going to movies, shopping together, and even staying up late talking. It was like we were dating again.



After a while though, it sunk in that this "new" life was permanent. The kids were really on their own. It was time that I began searching for "me" again.



With just a few false starts, I found "me", hiding in my crafts closet, among forgotten scraps of yarn and a handful of my grandmother's knitting needles. I sat down one evening and began creating a scarf with basic knit and purl stitches.



After about eight scarves in varied colors and textures, I visited a yarn store and purchased enough wool for a poncho. Later, a felted purse, a few more scarves and a pink sweater for my dog were added to my accomplishments.



Shortly thereafter, I started a knitting group in my neighborhood and we meet twice a month. Some of us are empty nesters while others are just starting to anticipate becoming a mommy someday.



This thing that helped me find myself after 26 years of parenting is more than just yarn. It is more than a pair of needles. It is nurturing, comfort and pleasure, this thing called knitting. I am blessed to be able to pick up the needles and make something, anything, just simply curl up and knit.



And you know, it doesn't even matter what I'm knitting, just that I am enjoying the moment... and I find that to be easy to do these days.







 
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