Mindful Collection: The Power of Exhale, Believe and Grace in Knitting
Words have the power to change, to improve and to shape our thoughts. Using them mindfully can make a profound difference in people’s well-being. That power of the word for the knitters is one of the reasons that the Mindful Collection was developed. In our previous blog we had discussed power of inspirational words in our Mindful Collection. Over the last few weeks, we have explored the power of various words.
The special line of knitting needles is imprinted with specific words – one per set of needles. Each word was thoughtfully chosen to help the knitter focus on the meditative aspects of the craft. Besides, the inspiring word smooth stainless steel needle tips, cords in the soothing shades of teal and accessories make the collection a precious possession of knitters.
In this blog we turn our focus on the words: Exhale, Believe, Peace, Share and Grace. These unique words are laser printed on the knitting needles of US 8 (5mm), US 9 (5.50 mm), US 10 (6.00 mm), US 10.5 (6.50 mm) and US 10.75 (7.00 mm). These needles are the most commonly used sizes. Be it a sweater or a quick swatch or a blanket or anything, these are the needles you will be reaching out for most patterns. Be it our fixed or interchangeable circular knitting needles or the set of double pointed needles, the words helps the knitter focus, be inspired and feel the benefits of their craft.
So, let’s get started.
Exhale – US 8 (5.0mm)
There are multiple definitions for the word Exhale, but the one that might be most meaningful to a knitter is to “to let your breath go”. As knitters, the word has the power to get you through tough knitting situations and complex knitting patterns.
By concentrating on the word, knitters feel confident that they can overcome the complexity of any stitch pattern. It reminds to feel the yarn, to focus on making each stitch and enjoy the process. In time, you will see any pattern or project taking shape. The word continuously repeated like a mantra can come in handy, whenever you need help to focus your mind.
Believe – US 9 (5.50 mm)
There is no word as motivating as believe. It is an idea in your mind, a faith that makes even impossible possible. For a knitter, believe means consider to be true or honest. When you are knitting, you are expressing your creativity and you need to believe in yourself. The words helps you focus on your creative ability.
Any time while you knit with circular needles or double points, this word will bring your notice to the idea that you must have faith. The faith to make anything. Besides, believe in your knitting you must believe that the project will bring joy to the one who you will gift the item to. Be it chunky knit socks, hat or a sweater or a blanket, the project you are making is going to serve well. Even when you are knitting through some complex stitch pattern, keep looking at the word and repeating it under your breath.
Peace – US 10 (6.00 mm)
Peace is a beautiful word. The sentiment of peace envelops each in its own way. A knitter feels peace with knitting. They feel positivity take away their senses. In our Mindful range, the word is laser-printed on our US 10 knitting needles. This needle size is used for some quick knits. Be it a beginner or a seasoned knitter, the knitting needle size serves well for an easy pattern. The size is big enough to go with a mid-weight or chunky yarn and can be easily worked with.
Feel peace of knitting and express your creativity in various knitting patterns and projects.
Share – US 10.5 (6.50 mm)
Of the many definitions of share, the one most relevant to a knitter is “to tell someone else about your thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc.” Share is laser printed on our knitting needles of US 10.5 sizes. This needle size is used for quick knits such as a chunky hat or scarf, home décor or a mid-weight blanket, etc.
The focus on the word means to focus on the sentiment. You would love to share your knowledge, creativity and the knit items. This will give you the chance to be grateful for knitting and it’s way to open up to endless opportunities and provide the world with much needed positivity.
Grace – US 10.75 (7.00 mm)
The word Grace is a beautiful word, a feeling that changes everyone in their own way. The dictionary has multiple meanings for grace. (1) a quality of moving in a smooth, relaxed, and attractive way the quality of being pleasantly polite, or a willingness to be fair and honest (2) ways of behaving that are considered polite and pleasant and (3) approval or kindness, especially (in the Christian religion) that is freely given by God to all humans.
As a knitter you can look at this word through any of the meanings. For many knitters the word will remind to be relaxed. For other is may be focus to be polite and pleasant to the craft that has given so much to them. It can also mean sharing that divine blessing to bring joy to the less fortunate.
The US 10.75 knitting needles has this word imprinted on the needle tip. This to works for quick and chunky knits. It could be a warm hat for a cancer patient, a chunky scarf for the homeless or a blanket.
The power of words is undeniable. The special words, continuously repeated, can come in handy. It becomes your mantra to help focus the mind or just comfort yourself in a rough moment.
We’ll be back with our next mindful word in the next blog.
Until then, happy mindful knitting!
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