Love in stitches

Rarasaur’s latest Prompt for the Promptless is:

Meraki [may-rah-kee]  This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.

When we first moved into our current house, just over 10 years ago, we inherited an Aga with it. The poor old thing needed some love itself, but was still giving it out. Agas cook love into food, did you know? The first meal we cooked on the Aga for the Offspringses was sausages and mash. That is a meal of love right there. Interestingly, one of the Offspring opined that they liked the sausages because they “taste just like Grandma’s.” Grandma, you will have guessed, also has an Aga so whatever she cooks tastes better by default.

So we said it was because they were made with love.

TDalek_jumperhose of you who have read a few other posts from me will know I occasionally take up the needles. Knitting is a way of weaving love into the world .

The picture jumpers I made for the Offspringses when they were small, and even ones when larger, were warmer than shop jumpers because they were made with love.

It’s a well-known fact that home-made jumpers, even (or especially) of the Mrs Weasley variety, are snugglier.


The Offspringses used to ask how we could give them all our love in their Christmas cards, when we gave all our love to each of them. They were logical and mathematically sound Offspringses. I fear. We did our best, but rationality kept breaking through. I blame the schools.

“Because love is infinite,” we told them, “and the more you give the more you have to give, to everyone.”

And so it was and is. No matter how long the arms.


10 thoughts on “Love in stitches

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  2. Mathematicians have proved that you can have an infinite number of infinities but the length of arms on home-knitted jumpers have a finite value. The Dalek jumper is one of the best I’ve seen. I’m all for Meraki. (It should be up there with common sense and common decency.)

    • than you very much!
      one day I may post the actual knitted dalek too 🙂
      my Dalek Army is growing gradually…one day we will rule the world and extermiknit!

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  5. The Dalek jumpers really do rock!
    Last week my daughter failed to become the ‘Class Councillor’ for something like the 3rd year in a row. For some reason it’s been really important to her?? She cried and said she was shaking when she delivered her speech. She’s only just 10. On Sunday I helped her decorate an egg (took all day) for the school decorate an egg competition. We made a Darlegg and it was totally awesome. Yesterday I gave it LED eyes wired to a battery that light up – it’s now stupidly awesome and she’ll win for sure. It was wired with love! : )

    • A Darlegg!!! That sounds amazing. I’m sure she’ll eggsterminate the opposition 🙂 (Sorry – had to be done)

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