Walking and hiking are examples of focal practices: activities that balance, center, focus, and orient one’s life. They don’t require a goal, like finding a white squirrel, in order to be beneficial. They don’t require that type of goal to be “focal” either, which is, in fact, why it is just fine that we didn’t happen upon one.
So, Jess (of the podcast with me) asked me if I could point her in the direction of some good shawl patterns for knitting. I could just tag her on some Instagram pics, but I thought it would be way more fun to make a blogpost, especially since we just recorded a podcast episode about clothing a few weeks back.