Crafting my way to better health.
Comfort from blankets. My mother died seven years ago, after receiving the best, thoughtful palliative care, on the night Trump was elected, in a municipal long term care home in Ontario, Canada. The staff were excellent and cared fiercely about their mission to the community. They have a tradition the night nurse shared with me and my sister: when residents die, they are carried, covered in a locally made quilt, used for this purpose, to the place where they rest till arrangements are made. The respect and the empathy still comfort me.
So much here Jodie. I’m glad knitting is comforting you on your healing journey, and I’m hoping you have a full recovery. I love your son’s persistence and willingness to try new ways. And let them go if they aren’t for him.
Love all the purple here--the yarn and the gorgeous tree! Thank you for those photos.
Maybe we need to rename stockinette from mindless to mindful knitting. It is soothing. It helps me just be--the rhythm, the predictability, the slow but sure creation of a lovely fabric that I made.
I’ve loved watching your progress on the blue tee. Thank you for sharing it as you go. The construction, the color, your comments all make me happy.
Hope you recover well and completely, Jodie. I love how your kiddo is willing to experiment and improve his knitting. Love those socks you made for your mom. And the shawl looks brilliant. The 'kite' shaping can consume more yarn than other shapes. Hamish came across as a bit blunt to me too and Agatha Raisin wasn't impressive either. I thought I had picked a bad one from series. Oh well!
Looks like Comfy Couch is winning the polls ;-)
So much goodness in this post! Really excited to see you recommending a post about Roosimine knitting - my knitting guild taught this technique at a meeting last year and I've been so fascinated by it ever since. Such a stunning knitting method!
I hope you are on the mend soon! Knitting is always a comfort to me, even just petting some yarn is very soothing!
I hope you continue to recover Jodie. Those socks are stunning and I’m sure the dragon helped her fight. Knitting brings so much comfort, in the making, in the wearing and in fond memories.
Jodie, I am wishing you a full recovery from your illness! The socks you made for your mom are beautiful and your kiddo did an excellent job on the bookmarks 😊