The other day I found a little kit in a shop, whereby you can scrape designs and reveal rainbow paper underneath the black. I gave this to the Dafter, and was amazed to see what she’d done with it. Working from a photograph (of Nathan Sykes of The Wanted, in case by some chance you don’t recognise him), she made this:
Personally, I am amazed and proud. This is something that, even if I were trying on the best, healthiest ever day of my life, I would be unable to do.
The Dafter has also recently returned to knitting. She made a wee mat for Tilly. Like all cats I’ve ever known, Tilly loves a good mat to lie on. (The old ‘cat sat on the mat’ sentence is true!) She seemed to know that it had been made for her, and she was happily kneading it in the sun. Later on I saw she’d flipped herself and her new mat over to a completely different position on the bed – very funny.
Next, the Dafter knit a beautiful scarf for a friend. We went into town to pick out the wool – a major accomplishment – and in less than three days she was finished. Here she is on the last few rows:
It is rotten to be ill, especially when you’re young and have been ill for a long time, but thank goodness for creativity. I’m really proud of her.