Life has many hurts and challenges along the way. One of the most difficult things each of us will face is the loss of a parent, regardless of whether the relationship was good or bad. I am fortunate and both my parents are still living but Steve has lost both his mother and father. When his mother died several years ago it was devastating for him and left many unanswered questions. No matter what age you are when you lose a parent, the sense of loss is profound.
I now need to come up with what I'll knit for the little boy. Some type of monster, maybe? Any suggestions as to what I might make for the little boy would be greatly appreciated!
You may have noticed that I knit Miss Elly a shawl, exactly like the one I made for Matilda the Mouse. To knit a small shawl for a toy simply knit a basic triangle as follows:
CO 3 stitches
R1: K1, yo, knit to last stitch, yo, K1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until desired length. BO stitches.
Finishing: add a small button or bead as a closure.
BEWARE OF DOG It has a yarn fetish.....
I hate to tattle. Really I do. But this is in the way of a public service announcement. Simcha has a yarn fetish. On several occasions Miss Elly had to be literally pried from his jaws. He even stole Miss Elly right out from my hands while I was sitting and knitting away on her. I'm surprised that you didn't hear my yeowls of distress. It's a miracle that Miss Elly has survived. So be warned and approach dog with caution. Incidentally, I understand Monika's puppy, Denny, also has a yarn fetish. I hope it's just a passing phase.
Until next time, be well and love well, and why not knit a toy this Summer? Either for yourself or someone who needs a hug.