This is a project I wish I never made.
These are gloves for my friend Katie, who's father just died two weeks ago. I wish he didn't die. He had cancer, and while his death wasn't exactly sudden, it happened very quickly and unexpectedly, and no one was ready for him to die, including him.
I wish I was there to hold Katie's hand, the way she was there for me when I lost my own father three years ago. I wish I was there to drink coffee with Katie and drink margaritas with Katie and talk and cry with her.
I wish I could do more than send along a pair of handknit gloves, a proxy for my own hands, to comfort her. I wish I didn't know first hand how much little gestures like this can comfort the grieving.
The details for this project:
Pattern: Unisex Mittens from One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn and Needles: Cascade 220 (leftover from the CPH), US 6 & 7
Mods: I made the fingers tipless to ensure that they'll fit the recipient