Hurricane Irene sentenced me to 24 hours under house arrest. I decided to be a model inmate and use the time productively by starting a new crochet project.
I name all of my projects. I’m calling this one the “Take That Irene Shawl”. It’s my defiant response to Hurricane Irene’s attempt to intimidate me and steal my joy.
Here are the details:
Pattern Name: Sunspree One Skein Shawl
Source: Naturally Caron.com
Yarn: Karabella Aurora Space Dyed Yarn
Hook: 5.5 millimeter
Nero fiddled while Rome burned and I fiddled with yarn as Irene stormed. I love to crochet. I believe love and fear can’t exist in the same space. I’m glad that I had crochet to abolish anxiety and banish boredom; a lifeline. I’m glad it is over. I’m glad that my family is safe. I am glad that in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the only remnant of the storm will be a new shawl.