27 August 2007

No words

Pattern: February Baby Sweater, Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM in P620
Needles: US 4
Gauge: about 7 st per inch over pattern
Size: (my guess) good for 3–12 months
Notions: 3 vintage orange glass buttons, bought on honeymoon in Reykjavik

This little pattern was the purest pleasure to knit. The lace repeat is quickly memorized, and the scale is so encouraging you simply can’t put it down. While I was knitting it though, I received the news that the baby I had in mind, working to its probable coloring, had been stillborn. My friend is shocked and bereft—there are no words; we know this—but has bravely decided to try again when the doctors give the word. So this little sweater will be saved for now, and, I hope, serve as a good–luck charm for the future. Would you take a moment and think of my friend, sending her your love?

2 comments:

Alayne said...

Max - that is a beautiful piece of work.

What a lovely idea to use as a good luck charm. Hope your friend is ok.

Felicia said...

Its beautiful :)