When my husband & I were getting married, we read Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages. We were young and the wisdom we gained from reading this together was priceless. As the title implies, the book explains that there are 5 love languages. They are words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. However, I believe that there is a sixth love language, KNITTING!
Ask any knitter/crocheter how many items they have created for themselves, and they will most likely give a modest number of items. I have made 4 thing for myself. Now, ask a knitter/crocheter how many items they have made for other people and you likely hear a much larger number. I can’t even tell you how many things I’ve knitted for other people. I stopped counting a long time ago. Why is this? Because, knitting is a love language!
Now, according to Gary Chapman, my love language falls under acts of service & gift giving. So, when I want to express my love and appreciation for someone, my most natural response is to knit something for them. As I spend my time crafting each stitch, my heart & mind are pulled toward that person. I pray for health and I pray for safety. I pray for blessing and joy. The piece I create becomes my prayer and it is my gift to the one I love.
What is your love language?