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A Scarf for Matthew

Friday, 25 April, 2008

One of my favorite memories of my brother is from when I was six. He’s ten years older than me and, as you can guess, one of the last things a 16 year old wants to do is spend his free time with his kid sister. I wanted to hang out with him in his bedroom, and he told me I could – but only if I sat underneath his desk with the chair pushed in. I happily agreed.

That, I think, is a good indication of our relationship. Thankfully he’s much more tolerant about spending time with me now.

This week my family faced a horrifying, unimaginable crisis with my brother. Through it I’ve been working on this scarf.

Usually when I knit it is pure pleasure. This has been all about keeping my mind busy.

Every stitch has been a thought about my brother. Every stitch says I love you. And every stitch says you are worth fighting for.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    Friday, 25 April, 2008 1:33 pm

    My dear Kate, what would we do without you. How lucky this family is to have Matthew and YOU too.

  2. Friday, 25 April, 2008 1:38 pm

    I hope everything is okay! I’m sending good thoughts your way. The scarf is beautiful.

    My brother is six years older than me. I was allowed to watch him play video games in his room, as long as I didn’t talk.

  3. Friday, 25 April, 2008 3:03 pm

    Hope things are okay, dearheart.

  4. Aunt Judi permalink
    Saturday, 26 April, 2008 5:21 am

    You were an unbelievable support to your family and I’m not sure how they’d have gotten through this without your help. Bless you

  5. Jocelyn permalink
    Saturday, 26 April, 2008 9:21 pm

    That’s such a great loving gesture. I am sure he will cherish the scarf forever.

    I recognise the yarn as well as I just finished a bag using that exact same colourway for my daughter – Noro Kureyon No. 95!

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