This phrase, cumulative action, has been rolling around in my head since Wednesday. Stephanie posited in her talk that part of the reason knitters (crocheters/weavers) are so generous with their time and money is that they are familiar with cumulative action. One stitch, one stitch, one stitch, again, and again, and again until eventually there emerges a baby blanket, sweater, scarf, mittens, hat, or a sock (then hopefully a second). Little actions that accumulate until something new is born. We don't wonder if the single dollar we contribute to a charity will make a difference because we know that it will be joined by others until the goal is reached, the building built, the family helped.
For myself I know that crochet is a creative outlet. A place where I can achieve a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in my life even when everything else gets weird. It began as a simple desire to learn, but quickly became so much more. A way to share with the ones I love and to support my community. For all that stitching is a solitary activity it draws people together not only to socialize, but also, through the generosity of those who engage in these activities, to reach out to a wider world community. Cumulative action. One thought, one idea, one act building on the next until we are linked. Together we change the world. One little action at a time...
So, that Rainbow Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn is destined to become this hoodie. You might recognize it from an earilier post when I purchased a different yarn to make it. Well, upon reflection I realized that yarn would not work.
However, there is no doubt that this time I've got it right. These are the two front panels for the sweater. I am so excited to see it coming together. It won't matter if my friend has a boy or a girl, this multicolor approach will certainly work! =-D