knitting and crochet

October 11, 2010 § 3 Comments

The dog is some way behind the mover who is listening to her footfall and the brush of her jacket sleeves against the jacket body. Some crows fly across her path like morse code. She hears the dog running up from behind and overtaking her, stopping suddenly, arrested by a scent in the grass which is beyond the sensual range of the mover, whose pace and rhythm remains unchanged: the swish of sleeves and the thud of boots unrelenting. The mover is aware that her journey has progressed steadily, one step at a time, until she swung about, and is now progressing steadily, one step at a time, back again. One row knit. One row pearl. The dog’s journey has had all the looping ins-and-outs of a band of treble crochet and the mover recalls that toddlers and children navigate their journeys this way and wonders wistfully when she lost the art of crochet and became a knitter.

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§ 3 Responses to knitting and crochet

  • A wistful smile turns up the corners of my lips and twinkles in my eyes, I hear the plod, and imagine a cold, damp, autumn day. I recall myself hurrying from space to space , collecting, moving, placing, cleaning , stopping off and picking up, and feel the flow of the crochet hook at work. I feel how my mind jumps rather disconcertingly from one attention seeking item to another, the heart quickens, breath exhales louder…..Perhaps we just learn how to knit for efficiencies sake?

  • izzy terry says:

    i see a mover whose pace and rhythm remains unchanged, the swish of sleeves and the thud of boots.

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