This very October month is far from ending. Again, Tricot Studio raise awareness of knitting therapy among its readers with this poignant testimony.
A stunning fight
She was tall for a child in pediatric sector. Without a word, she sat next to us while we were knitting with the mothers. Without any beany to hide her baldness, hands on her knees, she smiled listening us.
« Hi, do you want to knit with us ? »
« No, it seems to complicated to me. But I’m vey fascinated by yoour hands, you’re going so fast ! »
« It’s easy, we could try together ? »
I sat next to her to – slowly – show her the first stitch and give her the needles.
« I was right, it’s way too complicated, I just can’t focus on the stitches »
« So, I can guide you to Isabelle. Maybe you’ll like crochet better – what’s your name ? »
« My name is F… which means ‘fight’ in Arabic »
« This is completly appropriate ! And how old are you ? »
« I’m 10 ! »
Astouned, I asked her if she was sure about that, regarding the breadth of her langage !
«Yes, I know, one always tell me that I have a very literary language and flowing. »
Everybody laughted, touched.
She rised to join Isabelle, but stumbled. I hold her.
« Since my brain surgery, I often have staggers »
« I didn’t know for your surgery »
« Yes ! You see my scar Véronique ! »
The scar started from the top of her neck, all accross her head, to her forehead.
« It’s so pertty that I didn’t even notice »
Then, F… turned to me and said :
« It’s very strange to find a scar ‘pretty’… »
« This surgeon is a true artist. He thought of your future, it will be not be seen… »
F… is 10 and fights against this ‘crab’ for years now.
F… always smiles.
A noble company
This story is also the occasion to promote a very noble association ; Le Fil à la Main.
We recommend you to take a tour on their site, full of surprises!