I am savoring the satisfaction of checking off an unfinished object from the list, reveling in the sense of completion.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the British drama import “Call the Midwife.” I catch up on back episodes on my laptop while chopping mountains of vegetables, now that I’ve re-embraced a veggie-dominant regime. It was during season 2/episode 8, that I felt a special kinship with the residents of Nonnatus House. In companionable silence and over the course of a a day or so, they crocheted an entire blanket — a prayer blanket, I think it might be called — for one of their own who was experiencing a difficult and life-threatening childbirth.
Knitting for hours on end became a sort of meditation for me in April, immediately following the Boston Marathon bombings. Hundreds of border stitches and a 48″ needle carried me through that turbulent and tragic week, and brought my Mitered Crosses Blanket to a finish.
Pattern: Mitered Crosses from Mason-Dixon Knitting (see top-right of web page)
Yarn: NORO Silk Garden, various colorways. Basically warm tones for the crosses and cool tones for everything else.
Needle size: 5
Finishing: Nothing special – no blocking, due to its size (about that of a twin bed).