I'm a bit tardy in my posting. Things come up in ones life that cannot be helped. Sometimes they are happy things and sometimes they are truly heartbreaking. Hooking up a comforting shawl is very good medicine for many and I am no different. We lost a boy in our neighborhood to a fatal car accident. He was speeding, lost control and crashed into a tree, then a pole. He was alone and no other cars were involved.
I live in one of those rare neighborhoods that can change ones life. Over 25 children live in just a one block area of our house. I'm hooking away as I recall......they go to school together, have Easter egg hunts, July 4th parades and picnic, Halloween trick or treating. We all belong to the same neighborhood swimming pool. They have gone to elementary, middle and high schools together. They go to homecomings and proms together. The hug each other as they go off to college and regroup when they return. When each child turned 16, I told them....."put our phone number in your cel phone. If you get into trouble, drink too much, need a ride late at night or whatever, call us. We won't tattle. You won't be in trouble". When one is gone, it's devastating. I wish David had called.
I also just turned 55 (hooking faster now). I can hardly believe it. Saying it sounds so old to me. I can choose to love it or choose to hate it. I choose to love it! I have been through much in my 55 years. I have had many a malady growing up. I was a widow before I was 30 (that's another blog post) had three miscarriages before I was 40. I'm overweight, I have bowel issues, and fibromyalgia can reek havoc!
But I'm here, in all my glory! I have a wonderful husband of 22 years and we have a lovely 21 year old daughter that has been a joy. I have two brothers and two great sisters in law that take good care of them. My parents are still living and I see them every week. I have traveled my whole life all over this continent and across the pond and continue to do so. I tell people that I'm 61......and they always say....."damn you look good"! I'm keeping my weight on as it pushes out my wrinkles and keeps a chicken neck from forming!
I can't wait to finish my summer shawl. It has been very soothing, much like the summer beach colors that run throughout. Life is a rocket. Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'!
The Summer Shawl yarn was brought to you by Mary Maxim Seasons in Summer. I'm using a size G/4.0mm hook.
The pattern is Augusta Shawl by Andrea Mules. You can find her FREE pattern here!
Leave your scissors at home when traveling by plane. Take your dental floss container to cut your yarn!