We traveled to Detroit to try to see my husbands father one last time. We didn’t make it in time. He died just about 2 hours before we arrived at the hospital. We knew he was dying but it still is a shock when the news arrives. I am so thankful to have knitting to distract me just enough so that the prayers can flow as the rows go by, making the item more special than I ever thought it would be. Having a tangible reminder of the prayers lifted up on behalf of the family feels very special. We will be busy in the coming days and I know I have a project for so many of the difficult moments ahead. Simple projects to keep my hands busy as decisions are made and the funeral is planned. Complex patterns for when I need to escape the stress. Last but not least the gifts I will work on for family coming to town. Knitting is very therapeutic!
The complex project–socks for my husband.
The simple project–a small baby blanket.
The gift–yarn for baby hat and mittens for my twin nieces.