Although immersing myself in jigsaw puzzles has been a satisfying solution for me in the past six years, I haven’t started one in the past few months. Instead, I have taken on two knitting projects. One is a prayer shawl, with a simple back and forth of knit three, purl three. The other is an afghan, with a knit row of 215 stitches, followed by a knit, slip a stitch row, all with two strands of alpaca. The heaviness of this afghan takes more concentration and physical effort than the prayer shawl, but each provides me the freedom to ‘get out of my head’, along with the satisfaction of creating meaning.