Happiness is: Seeing someone's entire face light up when they receive their first pair of handknit socks.
Optimism is: Assuring your husband that being laid off from the quarry is a good thing, because now he can rest up and recover from his cold.
Restraint is: Not freaking out when your very small niece says, "Wha's DAT?!?" as she yanks on the end of your needle and leaves you with thirty hairy little mohair stitches hanging in the breeze.
Peace is: Coming home from a rotten day at work to have your spouse hand you your knitting and tell you about the plans he's made for dinner.
Hope is: Praying for the above scenario.
Strength is: Frogging for the fifth time and casting on yet AGAIN.
Charity is: Finishing the perfect pair of socks and giving them to the friend/family member who just saw them and began drooling in earnest.
Love is: Pulling on your very first pair of maternity underwear and hearing your husband say, with complete sincerity, "Hey, those are kinda sexy!"