I finished the cowl that I was crocheting when my dad was diagnosed last October. I have stopped working on it because it reminded me of that fateful week. I continued making other projects (like my living coral cowl), but every time I would try to continue crocheting the blue cowl, I just couldn’t carry on.
Finally, I found the courage to finish it yesterday, and I feel lighter and more calm.
Finishing this project is a manifestation of my strength. I was able to overcome my emotions and carry on with the familiar shell stitches. As I was stitching it together, I realized that I’m stronger than I think. I hope that as I continue crocheting and knitting this year, I’ll be able to overcome challenges by thinking things through while stitching scarves into fruition.