Friday, November 19, 2010

Morning Coffee

"There is always a smooth piece in every skein, however tangled."
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

This one thought caught my attention during devotions this morning.  As a novice knitter, a tangled skein is a familiar predicament.  And I am learning - both in my knitting and in my daily life - that the best way to work through a tangled mess, is to do so gently.  Yanking and pulling (and cussing) does no good!!  It only serves to tighten the tangled mess making it harder to overcome.  And life is the same way.  The harder we fight against a knot, the tighter it holds us.

Instead, work gently with the treads, even giving them their way sometimes, and somehow in an often unexplained way, the tangled mess falls apart and the skein becomes smooth again.

I think I'll have a second cup of coffee and gently plan my day!



  1. Many are the times I've had to help someone else unravel their skein - because they were frustrated. I'm off to get my second cup of coffee and enjoy the indoors. It's -20 and we're in a pea-soup fog! Can't see across the street!

  2. Having just spent the last HOUR untangling a wad in my scraps box, I really enjoyed your post!

    Have a grand day!