Gardening encourages the gardener to contemplate the gifts of nature, the rhythm of the seasons, the elements of fire and water and wind.
Knitting invites the knitter to mediate on the rhythmical motion of the needles;
the texture of yarn;
the final destination of the completed garment.
Doll-making draws my attention to the miracle of the human body;
the generosity of the human heart;
the resilience of the human spirit.