It didn't hit me right away, but after a long conversation with my sister on Sunday night it began to really sink in...her boy is starting college this fall. In fact, he leaves on Saturday. She has been a bit of a wreck all summer. Her baby, her first born will be leaving home. He is the oldest of all his cousins so first to take this giant leap. It came so fast. In the blink of an eye. Being eight years older, my sister has always paved the way for me. I have had the opportunity to experience things in her life, before my turn comes to live them. So it didn't hit me right away. The enormity of a child moving away from home...it takes a big gulp to hold back those tears. Watching my boys on Monday morning, I was reminded I need to hang on to each day of the next ten years...because my oldest will be moving on then. Now I was a wreck and the without really thinking about, I grabbed two skeins of wool yarn and began to crochet a scarf for my nephew. I don't know if he'll ever wear it, but I felt I just had to make him something to take to college. The North wind blows hard here in the fall and I imagine him needing something warm around his neck for the walks across campus.
For this scarf, I used two skeins of Patons Classic Wool in dark grey Marle. I chained 30 then worked each row in a simple double crochet stitch until I had used all the yarn. Here is Julen modeling it.
It took me only two days to make this from start to finish. I think that is a record for me. It was a good way to work through the tears of saddness/joy of realizing my nephew's next step in this journey of his. I wish you well, little i. xx,Tia