The full quotation, from the wonderful Elizabeth Zimmerman, is: “Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises.” And, as I’ve said before, needlework is marvellously soothing for the soul. And anyway, I knit on even through plain-sailing times. Here is a shawl I began when we were on holiday in Harris this summer, and with a little help from Tilly with the blocking (ha ha!), I’ve just finished it:
The wool is very beautiful. (Sadly, it’s been discontinued.) The orange colour has flecks of violet in it, and it was the exact match of a beautiful freesia that our friends in Benbecula had grown:
The details, if anyone wants to know more, are here on Ravelry. I’ve called it my Blessings Shawl because I’ve been counting my blessings as I’ve gone along.