Tuesday, May 01, 2007

knitting with the dali lama

this past weekend the dali lama was in san francisco for two days of teaching and one day of public speaking. though we are not tibetian buddhists, my cute husband and i attended the two days of teaching.

as i usually do, i carried some knitting with me. i chose to bring the cowl i was knitting out of the taupe ry cashsoft dk. it is just plain knitting in the round, nothing to count or keep track of, just endless knitting in the round for 12.5 inches (31.8 cm) on size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

so i would knit while standing in line waiting to get into the teachings; i would knit once i was inside waiting for the teachings to start and i would knit when the teachings became difficult for me to understand and i needed to balance it out with something i knew.

i got quite a bit of knitting done. and i don't think the dali lama minded a bit!

1 comment:

DaviMack said...

I am certain that he would have smiled, had he seen you knitting. He seems such a nice man.