One Day At A Time (ODAAT) by Jodie Gordon Lucas

One Day At A Time (ODAAT)

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
620 - 650 yards (567 - 594 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

We all have significant dates in our lives when we find ourselves remembering events from years past. But, for recovering alcoholics and addicts, anniversaries are a huge deal. As the one-year anniversary of a loved-one’s sobriety approached, I knew I wanted to commemorate that year in a way that celebrated each individual daily accomplishment. So, I found 2 skeins of luscious hand-painted sock yarn and started making circles—one for Every Single Day of sobriety.

In making this scarf I truly came to realize the magnitude of what a year means when you look at it one day at a time. Every Single Day is work. Every Single Day is a victory. Every Single Day is treasured. Every Single Day is a cause for celebration. Every Single Day adds up…One Day At A Time…to create something amazing.

The last position on the scarf is not a circle—but rather an arrow which points with hope to the next year. A final (optional) touch is to embellish the circles that mark one-month anniversaries with rustic embroidery.

No matter what the future holds, this scarf is tangible proof of a year’s worth of sobriety…for which I am most proud and grateful.

See “Reversible Knitting” by Lynne Barr

Techniques Used: Knit, k2tog, S2KPO, picking up stitches