The Arroyo
Monday October 16th 2017, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Knitting a Gift

Right when I first started, there was the occasional black stitch in the yarn: a tiny smudge of dye overload, as if bits of darkened ash to show where this project was coming from.

And yet the further along I go the brighter the colorway gets and the parts that remind one of the recipient’s burned-out landscape fade isolated into the background. Nothing has changed, they’re still there, but now you have to look back to see them. I like that.

I didn’t push to finish that cowl tonight because it’s a one-needle project that’s easy to carry around and I’ve got that delayed and long-waited-for GI doctor appointment tomorrow to take it to. I have another that takes two circs to work with, that takes a moment to untangle the tips and yarn every time I get it out and it’s gently boring in plain cream, so, hey. The show-off Anniversario waits for the morning.

(Whatever it takes to get me to finish the less interesting one. Its recipient needs it, too. She just doesn’t know it yet.)

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Thank you so much for the picture! I am falling in love with this colour!

I shall follow your lead and knit an item that is needed by someone else. It is time.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 10.17.17 @ 5:41 am

Absolutely gorgeous! This is certain to please it’s recipient. ~chris

Comment by chris 10.17.17 @ 7:07 am

Such games we play with our knitting projects, tricking some into being knit and trying our best to get others to linger. It’s always good to feel a bit smarter than our yarn!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.17.17 @ 7:32 pm

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