The Hugs shawl that I am donating to charity in memory of Dear Departed Doggie has been done for a while now....
...but I can't bring myself to bind it off. It feels like something important is ending that I don't want to end. I am still being a silly old goose over missing her so terribly and this has turned out to be another goodby I am not ready for.
In those first terrible weeks, the act of working on it was a huge comfort. Now, the act of knitting anything is a comfort. I read this book ages ago with a bit of skepticism about the healing properties of sticks and string but now I'm a believer.
Since I have shamed myself by writing this post, I can assure you that this shawl will be bound off, blocked and mailed by Monday. No more excuses. It's time to let go.