“No grit, no pearl.” – Anonymous
“Know grit… no purl.” – Kari Capone
I was chatting with a coworker over coffee at my day job. She apologized for complaining about her “first world problems.”
I told her it’s OK to feel what she feels. No matter our economic status, we all have similar problems. Someone at work says something we don’t like. Our ex-husbands drive us to distraction. We don’t feel like making dinner tonight. Our neighbors are playing the Bee Gees at top volume at 11 p.m.
I feel like the little stuff helps us work through the big stuff. We get to practice having the hard conversations with our neighbor, so we can have the hard conversations with our parents, or our children. We dash off an angry e-mail to a coworker, but sleep on it, and delete it the next morning.
Are you working through a struggle or an issue in your life? Do you need to steel your courage and face the day with resolve and strength of character? The Grit Cowl is designed for you.
Watch the complex colors turn as you knit in the round. Meditate upon your own tenacity as you knit. A clever feature in the pattern lets you avoid the purl stitch altogether. Imbue the cowl with bravery and pluck for the deserving recipient.
The Grit Cowl kit includes the following:
- 2 skeins Noro yarn
Bamboo circular knitting needles
- Tapestry needle, for weaving in the ends
- Copper plate inscribed with the word GRIT
- Full-color pattern and PDF
- Eucalan no-rinse wash
(Please note the SALE kit does NOT include knitting needles)