Embracing The Pattern

When I knit a pattern, this one is a 4 row repeat where the odd numbered rows are the same and the even is slightly different but completely different than the odd, I often shorten it to a few words in my head. It’s my shorthand of knitting. Unfortunately when I get going sometimes the words I pick for my shorthand cause me to make a mistake. I may have a mistake in the stitch pattern here but since the stitch pattern isn’t readily visible and the stitch count is correct I’m going with it. It doesn’t matter. The overall visual will be the same.

The color of the yarn in this photo may be the closest to correct. Maybe it has a teeny bit more yellow, a buttery yellow not a bright sunshine yellow.

My MIL passed away yesterday after a long slow decline. While we are saddened by her passing, we are glad she is no longer in pain. I may or may not be around every day. It depends on where we are needed.

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22 Responses to Embracing The Pattern

  1. Cinna Knits says:

    The shawl is looking great. Its difficult to see the emerging pattern with that colorway, but the texture is still beautiful to behold.

    I’m sorry to hear about your MIL. Expected is not the same as lacking in grief and sadness. Be well.

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    This mottled fabric is really effective, it’s going to be a great accessory. Sorry about your MIL, but glad that her struggle is over. It was the same with my MIL this summer; a sense of relief for her and my BIL, who has had the brunt of the care and stress. Blessings to all of you, there is still grief to deal with, just in a different way from and unexpected passing.


  3. ReginaMary says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother in law. It is very difficult to see a loved one suffer.

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  4. randomlyerin says:

    It’s your project, as long as you like it that’s all that matters. My critters and I are sending love to you and your family. The passing of a loved one is always hard no matter how much of a blessing it is. *hugs*

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  5. love your content! keep up the great work!

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  6. Marsha Noce says:

    I am sorry to hear of you MIL passing away. Your knitting will be quite useful during this time.

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  7. sewadilly says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Your knitting is lovely as always. Hope it is okay to say you and your family in thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Mimmy Jain says:

    My condolences – may her soul rest in peace.

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  9. chrisknits says:

    I am so sorry for your lose, May you find peace and rest in the coming days.

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  10. bonnyknits says:

    I’m so sorry. I hope you find comfort being with your family, and in your knitting.

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  11. LDSVenus says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. Please send my condolences to your husband also, losing a mother is hard.

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  12. First of all, I am so sorry for your loss. You’re well aware of the decline my own mother went through before she passed away. As another commenter put it, just because it was an expected loss doesn’t make it any less painful. I hope you and your family will cope as well as you can. My mother’s passing left me not wanting to knit for a while, not so much out of grief but because caring for her left me kind of fatigued and I think my body needed some time to process the loss and it was telling me I needed to focus on myself for a little while. You and your family may process it differently, no two people grieve the same way.

    I got kind of lucky in that I can memorize short pattern repeats pretty much as-is once I’ve completed a few repeats of a knitting or crochet pattern. Much more complicated ones I have to use written patterns or a chart, but I’ve gotten the hang of those.

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  13. Kellie says:

    Sorry to hear about your MIL. Sending hugs ❤️

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  14. RebSef says:

    Sorry for your loss xx

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  15. Meg Hanson says:

    Sorry to hear about your MIL. Don’t worry about the mistake…no one else will ever know.

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  16. I am so sorry for your family’s loss! Take care of yourselves. Hugs!

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  17. Alissa Head says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your MIL. ❤️

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  18. Olivia says:

    Oh so sorry about your loss.

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  19. Stefanie says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

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  20. I’m sorry about your MIL. Sending *hugses*

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  21. salpal1 says:

    The knitting looks good, as usual! So sorry to hear about your MIL. Even though she hasn’t been well, there still will be a hole where she was. Hugs.

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  22. I’m so sorry for your loss. It is at times like these that I especially appreciate having my knitting.

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