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Mindful Collection: The Power of Hope, Calm, Love and Patience in Knitting

In our previous blog, we discussed the power of inspirational words in our Mindful Collection. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the words imprinted on our needles - 2, 2.25, 2.5 and 2.75 mm knitting needles. Each word has been carefully selected for the knitter to be inspired, motivated and soothed by the unique word to each size only.

The 2-2.75 knitting needles are the smallest sizes. These work beautifully with intricate lace and fingering yarn. In fact these needles make the tiniest stitches. Our mindful needles are crafted from eco-friendly stainless steel that are known for smooth knitting experience. Each word is laser printed on its tips. Let’s take a look at how the word inspires the knitter.

Lace Knitting Needles

1. Hope - 2.0mm (US 0)  

The definition of hope is to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true. To have hope is to make a tough present situation more bearable and eventually improve by envisioning a better future. Whether we think about it or not, hope is a part of everyone’s life. For a maker, it might mean always looking on the bright side and seeing challenges as opportunities. In other words, always “hoping for the best.”

Channeling the power of hope, the Mindful Collection has this word imprinted on its 2mm US 0 needle size. The inspirational word empowers the users in their projects. The needle size that carries the word is associated with hopeful creations. The most delicate lace knitting requires the knitter to be hopeful for the best.

2. Calm - 2.25mm (US 1) 

Calm is defined as the feeling of tranquility. This word is mantra when dealing with tough situations. Knitting is a relaxing and therapeutic art.

The Mindful Collection is designed for mindfulness while knitting. Whatever your skill level is, knitting every stitch helps you achieve calm. Bust those stress levels and enjoy a pastime which is creative, fun and produces beautiful projects to wear, or for the home. A knitter working with this needle size needs to be focused on the word and repeat it often. Working with the small needle sizes specially needs you to be calm and keep knitting.

3. Love - 2.5mm (US 1.5) 

If you browse a dictionary, for love you’ll find 1. An intense feeling of deep affection and 2. A great interest and pleasure in something. Love is both of them. For many of us love is what brought us to knitting. Maybe its love for yarn, to create or express creativity. It is not just knitters but the entire world that is bound by love. Love is the feeling when you see a baby snuggled in a blanket of your making. To see a warm scarf hugging your loved one. It can be socks, a sweater, a throw or a hat for a family member or friend.

Imprinted on our 2.5mm knitting needles, love is a mantra that every knitter often recites. The focus on the word while knitting will keep you reminding what you do is special no matter how hard the work is.

Double Pointed Needle Set

4. Patience - 2.75mm (US 2) 

Patience as defined by the dictionary is, the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. With patience any task becomes easy to do. In life or knitting, this is something that will sail you through hard times and develop as the best version of yourself.

In knitting patience it is the ultimate secret of a well done job. Be it a simple pattern or an advanced colorwork pattern or some tricky techniques or working with some fuzzy yarn, you need to be patient. Imprinted on our 2.75mm US 2 knitting needle, focus on the word is very beneficial for a knitter. Remembering to be patient will get things done smoothly and remind you that the time will pass and you’ll have a beautiful outcome in your hand.

Ponder over these words and make knitting your practice of mindfulness. We’ll be back with another blog on the mindful words.

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