I have been surrounding myself with pink projects lately. And after a bit of research over the Internet I found out there might be a very valid reason why. According to pink psychology, pink means compassion, nurturing and love. Pink is feminine, intuitive and insightful. Pink is also the color of hope, which is why it is associated so often with breast cancer and breast cancer awareness. You need to have more pink in your life if you want calmer feelings, to neutralize disorder, for relaxation or acceptance.
I am not sure if I am so drawn to pink lately because I have to be the nurturer, or if I need to be nurtured a bit myself. What I know for sure is that I need to have calmer feelings, I need some order in my crazy disordered life, and I need to relax. So maybe I am drawn to pink for all these reasons.
I am now taking care of my son after his surgery yesterday and oh my goodness is he in a lot of pain. Bless his heart I cringe every time I have to make him swallow a bit of Popsicle, his liquid pain medicine or some water. He slept in my bed last night so I could give him his pain meds in the middle of the night, and help him to the bathroom if needed. We knew it was going to be bad, but I did not think it would be this bad, and this could go on for days It is just something we have to get through, him with the pain, and me watching close by feeling a bit inadequate that I cannot help some more. My family is also visiting which is lovely, wonderful, easy and hard all at the same time. My son needs quiet, but in this packed house he is not getting it. I leave the bathroom exhaust fan on all the time to drown out a bit of the noise. I hope it helps. For now my visiting family is off on an adventure to swim near manatees, several hours north of us. It will be much more peaceful this afternoon and evening.
So here is a bit of pink for you just in case you need more order, calmer feelings or relaxation in your life.
The latest Berroco kiribati is finished. I got this put together Sunday morning just before my company arrived.
Made from approximately 380 yards of Berroco Karma, with size 11 needles. I used almost every single inch of the yarn I ordered for this project as I made it a tad longer than I was supposed to.
Karma is a cotton tape yarn that is frankly not that easy to work with, and do not get me started about all the joins in the middle of the skeins. It is just not that forgiving of a yarn. If you have an elongated stitch by accident in your sweater there is simply no fixing it. And as you can see above in the neckline on the right, I did something wonky when I added the extra yarn on to make the shoulder. No amount of fixing this is going to make it look nice. It is my error, but because the yarn is the way it is it makes it easier to see all of your mistakes. I think I just might crochet a flower with my leftover yarn and pop it right over those whacky stitches.
This is a piece of the yarn pulled apart. It is pretty fascinating yarn but do not be fooled, it is easy to catch those little fibers with the tip of your knitting needle and pull the yarn and have tiny whisps of thread peeking out of your project.
I crocheted quite a bit on my new Olive Twist Shawl by my friend Sue Perez, while at the surgery center with my son. Go back a few posts to find all my gushing about Sue and this fabulous pattern. It was the perfect thing to work on in the waiting room, pre-op room and recovery room. I am using Noro Shirakaba, a beautiful thick to thin cotton yarn that is fun to work with. After Little Buddy goes down for a nap, I sit near my son and watch him sleep while I put in a few stitches here and there. Crocheting is silent, except when I make a mistake and have a few choice words to say that is.
Let me just add that a tonsillectomy is just brutal for a 17 year old. We knew it was going to be but I never thought my sweet boy would be in this much pain. If you have a few moments to send him some healing thoughts I would sure appreciate it. I promise to catch up with you all this weekend as he heals, and my company leaves. I hope I get a chanceto to visit soon.
Hope you are all well.