A clew is a
ball of yarn
and our lives
a tangled mess
of yarn and we
have no clue.
Trying to untangle the mess alone can bring only
more despair and misery.
No one is born knowing how to knit or how to live.
How did we get into this tangled mess??
Did we become selfish, egotistical, and self centered and
lost our focus and dropped our ball of yarn?
Did we give our ball of yarn to someone else and
allowed them to use it for batting practice?
Did we try to do too much for others and we
forgot to mind our own knitting?
“We cannot solve our problems
with the same thinking
we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
Before we can unravel our dilemma (CHANGE) we must
first reach out for help.
Others can show us a new way of thinking.
Others can help us see how we created the mess.
Others can provide choices and guidance for making things right.
Even Rosy Grier said it was O.K. for men to knit and pray.
It is very difficult to remember that your goal was
to knit a fine life when your ball of yarn is in tangles.
Just like life, know that how your knitting project;
the socks, sweater, cap or whatever your choice may be
turns out is in direct proportion to the amount of effort
you put into it.
In life or in knitting, no one can become creative and
make their unique patterns until they have learned the
basics of how to.
Knitting circle, quilting circle, prayer circle, chose a
circle of friends who know the basics, are willing to share,
friends who want everyone to succeed in making this world
a better place to live.
Great artist learn by studying the masters who have gone
Great writers must read much and live much before they can
Great Mothers and Fathers learn from good examples
how best to teach their children the basics of living, and
then inspire them to create a unique life of their own.
If you can’t keep your ball of yarn untangled what lessons
are your children going to learn.
The best teachers do not teach what they have learned,
they teach how they have learned.
Know the basics of your feelings and emotions, just as
the knitter must know the size of the needles to use
and the type of yarn to be used.
The color you chose and the pattern you design are yours
to be selected to complement your life.
Learn to keep your feelings on the positive side of living;
love, happiness, joy, spiritual, and you will be more likely
to prevent the tangles of life from ruining your day.
Be content with your knitting, the knitting of others is
not to be envied or coveted.
Dream big and pray to your Higher Power for guidance.
When you have completed one project, your children
have their sweaters, scarves, caps and mittens; start another
project to teach your knitting skills to the less fortunate.
Just look around, God will always have a new project
waiting for you to help yourself and others.
Life is progress, not perfection, never stop knitting.
ME and the Boss