After we enjoyed the essays in KnitLit Too, we decided to check out its prequel. It has an equally good section on the spiritual side of this hobby.
Theologian Sallie McFague relates how knitting helps her deal with the "holes and tangles of everyday living." In "Meeting the Yarn Again for the First Time," minister Donna Schaper regrets that she can no longer knit in meetings (because she is running them). Catherine Hinard in "Knitting as Spiritual Practice" emphasizes that it is the act, not the result, that she loves. She writes: "Knitting can be seen as the very process of slowing down and coming home to ourselves the very thing we have been yearning for in this stressful world."