Knitting in times of mourning

Life has been busy again, unfortunately filled with unpleasant happenings. We had a funeral last week, and the person who we buried was someone very close to my heart. It did not come unexpected, but still it was a shock.
Knitting and even more pattern writing has been on a hold for the most part. What I found a huge relief was knitting plain and simple things - garter stitch, very simple hats.  

What to knit when times are difficult

One of these hats takes 3 hours to knit. And below you can see a garter stitch shawl which is done with short rows.

Another one that I knitted was the Lacy Diamonds Hat.  This is one of my all time fravorites. I think I could knit them by heart in the meantime because I made so many of them already. 

Lace hat knitting pattern "Lacy Diamonds Hat"

Whatever happens in life, knitting helps.
For more insights on the power of knitting you may want to read this blog post.