Around, pull down, slide off, and tighten. Around, pull down, slide off, and tighten. Around pull down, slide off, tighten. She repeated the little mantra in her head as she stitched away, carefully adding loop after loop of the bright orange yarn to the ribbon that fell down past her feet. It had started with the idea of being a scarf, but now it was far too long for any sane person to wear it, even with several loops around the neck. At this point, she just figured she’d keep knitting until she ran out of yarn. Then she’d find something to do with it. Around, pull down, slide off, and tighten. It was oddly relaxing, after all. And she wasn’t a relaxing person—so when she found something that worked, what would be the point in stopping?
Fiction: Knitting (136 words)