To be happy in life one must have a passion...mine is fibre. It feeds my soul...whether it be yarn, fabric or thread. Knitting is a way of centering...meditating and problem solving. I'm especially content when knitting with intention, imbuing each stitch with love and affection. It's then very powerful to literally wrap someone in prayers of hope and peace. A prayer shawl is the perfect way to do that--socks are another.
I love to coordinate a group in knitting prayer shawls. At the top of this posting is one knit by about 25 friends of my neighbour.