#HappyKnitter . I knit to escape. I do not want to wallow in my pity pot. We all have hardships, mine is an angry alcoholic husband. When I knit I am taken to a world of order and beauty: the methodical motion of my hands, the therapeutic counting of stitches, the stacking of the rows, the luxurious feel of the fiber as it slips through my fingertips, and the play of color, texture and light that nourish me. It is an environment I can control, an environment where I create beauty. It builds back the confidence that was stripped from me, row by row. I loved how easy this project was. It was amazing how It spirals because there is one less stitch in the round than is needed.