Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Clapotis & Cancer
I finished Clapotis! It was such a great knit, really it is, people would see me knitting this & were amazed at the outcome. The dropped stitch & all. But it's so easy, and much more easy the second time around.
It was knit for a friend who lost her mother this past summer to pancreatic cancer. My mom died exactly 14 days later. So as I knit this I thought about the women who have gone before us, my mother & my friend's mother. I thought about all that they would miss out on &about the time we were lucky enough to have with them. I'm selfish & would of liked more time. My mom was only 74, her mother, my grandmother, lived to be 94 years old. I feel a little cheated. Sometimes I would just be sad while knitting this. Other times I would have a smile on my face as I reflected in my mind the life I shared with my mother.
I hope my friend loves this Clapotis as much as I loved to knit it. I hope it brings her comfort on the bad days & warmth on the cold snowy days.