|Neck detail: Loved doing the ribbing and garter edge.|
Auntie's sweater was completed today, the same day she left rehab and the city to returned to her little town and a nursing care facility just a few blocks from her house. My instinct to complete the sweater 'cause she just might live long enough to use it was correct. She might live long enough to wear it out. That's where doing the best job a person can do comes in. And that's why I'm a little sorry to be finished. I did my best on the hand-knitted edges for the shawl, and we worked out a truce, it and I, about cooperation and ability. I would not ask it to do something that only a lovely wool was capable of. I would knit one stitch at a time securing its trust. It could relax and move to the next phase of its evolution.
These last two days of knitted garter stitch have had space for thought and contemplation. Deep in that quiet I discovered an awareness that will bless my life forever. Thank you, Auntie and Acrylic, for that great gift.
*The dryer just buzzed its completed cycle. Looks very much the same as when I put it in. Get ready for judiciously applied steam. And we're eating out tonight.