Little Things

Two beautiful Cloisonne Stitch Markers - a little purchase at the Retreat!

It is the little things in life that make each day better.  As trite and overused as this statement can be – it is also true – which is why it is trite and overused!

As I was growing up we moved often,  no place was home, but home was where ever my “little things” were.  We would move into a new place and I could feel right at home by pulling out all the things that I had collected or had been given.  Those things that had come to mean settled and secure to me.

Babies have “Woobies”, “Blankies”, “Pinkie – my pink bear pajama bag” and other such security items to make them feel safe and comfortable.  As an adult the small things are not so much about security as they are about comfort! Enjoyment! and sometimes just a smile!

The little things in my life now include;  Beautiful Stitch Markers – they make me smile as I see them in my knitting;

A much valued "little thing" - my old sock, healing and inspiring!

An Old Sock – one sock of the first pair of hand-knit socks that I had been given.  I was pregnant with my daughter (she is about to turn 27) and living in Northern Manitoba.  My feet were always cold.  There was a Nunnery in St Theresa Point (a fly in First Nations Reserve) and one of the nuns took pity on me and knit me a pair of wool socks.  Like Cita (see here, Cita commented) I had worn those socks when-ever I feel cold and ill.  When I lost one, the single sock became the one that I wrapped around my throat when it was sore (with Vicks of course)!  That pair of socks sent me on the quest to learn how to knit socks – it is amazing how much value a simple pair of socks can hold!

Sleeping Sophie!

More simple things;  A friend who remembers how much I love dark chocolate and often brings me some when she comes to visit!  I don’t need the chocolate and would not miss it!  But the fact that she remembers and takes the time to think and act means a great deal;  Watching the colours in the sky when the sun comes up or goes down;  The anticipation of a new book by your favorite author;  Starting a new project;  Finishing an old project;  Family pictures!;  Sleeping puppies – I have a new appreciation!;  and flowers, always flowers.

Flowers - always flowers!

The list could go on.  What kind of “little things” add comfort to your lives?  What makes you smile and stop and appreciate the moment?!

Happy Knitting and Living


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Little Things

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I know what you mean about those little things that give us comfort. Getting out the Christmas decorations each year, books that I have had since I was teen, and so many small things that are not important to other people.

    And how funny, l was born in northern Manitoba! Thompson, mining town, but my family left when I was young.

    Hope all is well,

    • Hi Cita,

      Yes Christmas Ornaments is another wonderful ritual that ties us to home and family! It is a smaller world than we realize. The internet makes it smaller every day.

      Look at us, two different continents but lots of things in common. How human we are!


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