It’s a sort of artful, productive even, twiddling of thumbs… and fingers:
A time-based fascinator worn from the wrist-down – feverish-fingered purposefulness distracting from what is actually wilful, essential withdrawal.
My steely clicks, my staccato arcs and flicks, barb the air, charging the space between my needles. They defend a tiny, intimate, infinite territory… reel my thoughts into it and unravel them:
Uncertainty, anticipation, ever-swelling love…
I sense each fleeting emotion being caught in my knotty net as it grows away from me, leaving honest texture in its wake.
It is honest work, this: domestic, small, made up of fragments of time.
Yet it fills all the most pregnant moments and spaces, the holes in my days, knitting the knotty substance of this wait into something I can feel.
Moss stitch baby kimono wrap in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK – Shade 900. Adapted from http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thrlklds/baby-yoda-sweater. Started 22nd February, still on the pins…