Because-I-can’t-do-anything-else-about-it knitting
Monday January 01st 2024, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

The tops of hats are my least favorite part to do: to keep from growing any gaps between the knitted-together pairs of stitches and those around them, I pull the yarn consciously taut, and I tend to keep it taut all the way around those rows. It makes for a dense, warm top of the head, but it’s a pain in the hands to squeeze those needle tips in there over and over.

But hey, you’ve got two pairs of size sevens tied up till you do, so….

I needed to go finish yesterday’s hat. I didn’t really want to–I wanted to start something new, something brighter, something cheerful on a gray day.

And then the phone rang. It was my mom.

My brother is suddenly in the hospital and he’s going to have a rough go of it for the next little bit and we are all praying hard.

I sat down with that hat and realized it was offering a chance to control one small thing in my life and have it come out the way I wanted it to, right now, no waiting. Make it.

Even working the ends in felt like a relief. Whoever it’s for, including possibly a doctor or nurse taking care of him, it’s ready, and I need to go start another one.

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My prayers

Comment by Afton 01.02.24 @ 5:01 am

On my prayer list.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 01.02.24 @ 5:58 am

Definitely focus on what YOU can control, and prayers for those who can do what THEY can to help your brother.

Comment by Margo Lynn 01.02.24 @ 6:22 am

Sending all the best wishes for a healthy recovery, and continued health for you and your family. Worry can be such a bother, knitting helps a lot.

Comment by DebbieR 01.02.24 @ 7:23 am

I’m so sorry–I hope you get good news soon. Meanwhile, yes, keep knitting.

Comment by ccr in MA 01.02.24 @ 7:25 am

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