24 February 2016

My Stonecrop Journey - Slow and Steady, Respite and Refuge : guest blogger Jenny

I've just started the 4th repeat of the center block!  Finally :-)

This Stonecrop wrap has a lot knitted into each painstaking row.  Let me tell you more... Just prior to casting on my father-in-law passed away.  He was elderly and suffered with Alzheimer's for many years.  It was hard, but a blessing. 

Since casting on, we've lost a cousin to pancreatic cancer, experienced the outrageous joy of welcoming our first grandchild, said goodbye to our son who embarked on a year-long trip around the world, moved out of our home and are in the midst of a 3-month remodel, and I'm in the middle of a pretty significant job change.

I don't have a lot of time to knit.  But when I do, this Stonecrop has been an incredible refuge - a place to disappear for a bit, focus on the soothing repetition of the pattern, and give me a little mental space to process all that life has given me.  It's been relief, a harbor, and continuity.  In each row are the events of the past 6 weeks.  It will be a wrap that represents a lot of significant moments for me and as I wear it in the future (maybe 2017 at the rate I'm going???) I will remember the gift it was to have this piece to knit and help me navigate this exciting life.

I am using Brooklyn Tweed LOFT in Faded Quilt, purchased at Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, WA.


  1. Thanks so much for updating us and sharing all that you did, Jenny. We do knit our lives into each piece...I'm glad this knitalong is bringing you some peace during stressful times.

    Your work is lovely and the color is perfect :)

    1. Thank you so much! I will keep you posted as to my snail's pace progress. One day I will post a finished, blocked Stonecrop.

  2. Sounds like you have a full plate. Take care and enjoy the Stonecrop when you can. It's looking awesome and it's not going anywhere. Good thing about knitting is that our projects patiently wait. Love the color you chose.