Knitting, Estrangement, and Grief

I have about 550 yards of red yarn, and…I’m facing a problem with it.

You see, it was going to be a poncho dedicated to [the Dreamer’s father.]  Magically, it was going to function as a sort of shield, and a reminder that [this deity] cared for me.

My Spouse and his father became estranged two years ago, the type of estrangement there’s no going back from (in support of my Beloved, I cut all contact with [this deity] as well.)  In August of 2018, we received word that [this deity] had passed away, which brought up a lot of mixed feelings for us all (especially the manner of his death, which was awful.)

I don’t know what to do with the yarn, but I know that making the poncho is out of the question.  I’m not sure if I’m even *ready* to use it, but I wanted to write this (and ask if anyone has ideas) while it was on my mind.


4 thoughts on “Knitting, Estrangement, and Grief

  1. My condolences. Would adapting the poncho idea (spitballing, using a different stitch for the pattern) still be too close to the original idea to work? I’m not sure if any of your other People would like the color, but the shield idea still seems pretty interesting.


    • I’d have to see what the knit fabric feels like before I decide what to do with it. It’s not the softest yarn in the world, so I’m unsure about trying socks with it (it’s a DK weight yarn.)

      My Mentor is the one Person who has red as one of his main colors. Red is also one of the Madman’s colors, but he likes more rich, velvet-y red, as opposed to lighter red.

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    • I’m planning on at least knitting a swatch so I can see what the texture is like. I might see if the local yarn store has any events with swapping yarn. Failing that, I’ll give it away, or see if anyone on my family Here really likes red.

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