Wednesday, August 01, 2018
I made this cowl for a long distance friend who tragically lost her 3 month only baby. I call it "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow Cowl". Since I am slow at everything else, in order to get something to her quickly, it had to be a small project with a big yarn-so summer, shmummer, she gets a bulky cowl. I used this pattern- two skeins of yarn-which made it pretty short. I wish I had three matching skeins but I didn't. Oh well.
When someone I love is feeling pain, I like to get my hands dirty and DO SOMETHING to try and ease it. Make a meal. Do some laundry for them. Pick a bouquet to brighten a day. It is done to ease some of the pain for said person, but in a very real and mysterious way, it also eases the pain that I feel. It allows me to channel that pain into something worthwhile- or maybe it escapes through my fingertips? But when you live many hours away you can't just bring over a meal or flowers. I was struggling quite a bit with it, actually.
The same week I heard about my friend, I read the article Tickets of Grace which was a beautiful reminder that little things really do matter- sometimes more than we know. And I was reminded of that book that I recently read, that was given to me, that maybe she needed to read too. So a project and a package were born.
I pray they are tiny little tickets to her.
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