I’ve mentioned before how therapeutic I find knitting to be. It’s that calm in the storm sometimes. The known when I am surrounded by the unknown and feel out of control. It is a distraction during the times I need one most.
My Ready for Summer 2016 MKAL sweater proved to be just what the doctor ordered over the last few weeks when Dad had to have a very risky surgery. Being the daddy’s girl I am, I took time away from work to be there and see him safely settled home.
Being a responsible knitter, I knew it was best to pack a larger project that was *just* challenging enough to keep my attention, but not so challenging as to bring about a migraine. (Sorry Echo Flower Shawl, you are gonna have to wait!)
Two weeks later, I am happy to report that dad is doing as well as we could hope for. He had the best of care and I am eternally grateful for the staff at his hospital. Of lesser importance, is the progress I was able to make on my sweater. Between checking vitals, adjusting pillows, filling ice packs, giving meds, changing bandages, helping with PT, and keeping the old guy entertained, I didn’t have as much time to knit as I thought I might, but I did manage to finish with the first skein.
The alpaca blend is like knitting with kitten fur and I’m feeling pretty spoiled.