"What are you making, an elf hat?" asked one of my brothers.
I paused before answering. I said, "No, it's a scarf. I'm just playing a bit." The conversation moved on and I was fine with that, not really in the mood to say more.
I've been thinking about this quite a bit though, how much to explain? I could have given a longer answer... "I'm creating a pattern of stripes that measure the light on Sunday mornings. It's my liminal scarf, it's about thresholds and margins and about new beginnings and possibilities."
What other conversations would we have had?
I think about this in general...how much to explain? I think about this a lot here too, on the blog, regarding what I share and don't share.
The "why" of it all.
I don't think there really is one answer for this but
part of the answer for me has to do with mending...
A hole is a threshold.