Hats Off

ChristyKnit & Crochet, Needlecrafts6 Comments

I spent most of my weekend mopey and sad over the death of a friend. Of course, if that friend had seen the way I was behaving, she would not have been happy. Hers was a life to be celebrated.

At some point in my funk I reached for my crochet hook. It’s been awhile since I’ve crocheted, as my needlecraft time has been monopolized by the stockings I’m knitting. But crocheting is so much more comforting than knitting. I didn’t want to think about switching colors mid-row, or counting stitches. I didn’t want to think. So I grabbed a happy purple yarn and made this.

How can you not smile when you look at that? It’s a silly way to honor a friend, I know. But I like to think she’d see it and laugh, then roll her eyes and pat me on the head.

Hold the people you love a little bit closer today, and if you have a moment, send up a little prayer for heaven’s newest angel.

6 Comments on “Hats Off”

  1. Jade

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend but I adore your hat (I keep picturing it on my 22 month old) and I'm sure your friend loves it too!

  2. Steph

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Will be thinking of you and her family. The hat is adorable!

  3. Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl

    Very sorry for your loss. Amazing the things that can bring us comfort, like a fun crocheted purple hat! Thanks for your comment on my blog and becoming a follower. I'm more than happy to return the favor!

  4. Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We just lost our dog to cancer last Wednesday and she would have loved your purple creation!

  5. Tracy

    So sorry to hear about your friend, hugs to you.
    Your hat is adorable. I can so understand about the comfort of working with wool.

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