Thursday, October 30, 2008

comfort

I had one of those weeks – those weeks where you get a call from the doctor’s office and they say “we saw something on the xray…” and you have call back a million times and then go into the hospital and have a million tests and several doctors come in and stand by your bed and talk about your tests in front of you but to each other….and you’re really grouchy to everyone who comes in to take care of you. (oh, you’re not really grouchy? Well…hmmmm...I am.)

But finally, one doctor comes in, and she’s nice and intelligent, and a good communicator. And she says, “it’s nothing – well, a mysterious something, but not cancer.” And you finally get to get dressed, and go home, and you’re sore all over, and embarrassed that you cried in front of them.

This is me, curled under the ugly scrap blanket. Don’t you find that crochet is so comforting when you are stressed? When times are hard, I get out this blanket and add a few rows, going around and around the outer edges, sort of like a square spiral…

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It’s made out of all the bits of all the other projects I’ve made in the past several years. When I look at it and run my hands over all the different textures and colours, all the beauty of the various finished projects that are now living other lives with their recipients comes back to me. It’s very comforting and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I have a new project in process. It’s another Shetland Triangle, from 100% Silk in Oregon Clover Honey (made by Blue Moon Fiber Arts). This is such a fast and easy pattern (if you don’t count the number of times I had to search the entire house for the pattern which – of course – I hadn’t put back in its place when I finished with it last time) and I think the luminous silk makes the little leaves look like phases of the moon!

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7 comments:

alce said...

What an awful experience! I'm glad you had kind-of good news; I hope the mystery is cleared up soon, and harmlessly.

Your blanket is lovely! That is actually a well-know quilting pattern called Log Cabin, and it's always made with a red square in the center.

Best wishes to you!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Oh what great info! I must have been a quilter in a another life!

Karla said...

Glad to hear that you have found some comforting words and a your cozy blanket to give you strength.

Briley said...

I'm so glad to hear the health scare was nothing more than a scare. Don't be embarrassed that you cried infront of the doctors. Not only have they seen it all before, but you have every reason/right to cry in such a situation.

The log cabin is lovely! I have 2 of those crochet blankets that I only pull out to work on when I need a little comfort. I wonder what I will do if they are someday finally finished!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Thank you both for your kind words. I'm still feeling a bit fragile, but then, I tend to be a wimp about things like this...

Melanie said...

(((hugs)))

CanarySanctuary said...

I am so sorry to hear you've had such a week! I hope you're able to put all that behind you soon.