Monday, August 24, 2009

Linked Flower Scarf

I got a box the other day from Simon and Schuster... i had not clue what it was til i opened it...

My 2010 Crochet A Day Calendar arrived and my Flower Link scarf pattern is in it!

This particularly sweet, not only because the pattern was rejected by Interweave ( so if at first you don't succeed try, try again)

but because my models were my neighbors from the complex I stayed in, in Rochester while learning to live my life anew as a paraplegic and awaiting my home's rehab.
Everyone there was physically challenged or elderly-- a requirement to be there.

It was a hellishly hard and horrible time and I missed the art i used to make and crochet was both a salvation and communication. I offered weekly crochet lessons in that building. One of my "students" died just a couple months after mastering increases
and churning out hats for her relatives. Even as she waned, she came and hung out at
classes to cheer those with more energy on.

The picture used by the Calendar taken on a sunny but chilly day in the courtyard I used to love to roll to... the pattern was about turning poison into medicine.
by hand
from heart


Lynn said...

Congratulations! This scarf is beautiful.

Akua Lezli Hope said...

Thanks a bunch, Lynn!