Turns out, I don’t have much else to talk about.
National Infertility Awareness Week is coming up. I don’t think I’m ready to be “out”. Primarily, because it would require me to talk about my miscarriage, and I just am not emotionally prepared for that step. Alas, I will not be posting photos of my “string of pearls” on Facebook, while making an infertility announcement. Not this year, at least.
However, I have been working on a project related to Infertility’s Common Thread. The ALI common thread was a movement thought up by Mel at Stirrups Queens, as well as other fellow bloggers back in 2007. The ladies decided to come up with a common symbol that links everyone that has faced ALI. This is especially important given the silent suffering of the ALI community. They decided to go with a pomegranate-colored thread as a symbol of our struggle, as well as a symbol of our support for one another. I think the sentiment is beautiful.
The movement organizers choose embroidery floss color #814 as the unifying thread.
I’ve decided to connect with my pre-teen self and make some friendship bracelets for friends and family. Despite the hours spent making bracelets as a child, nevermind the vast collection of embroidery thread, I couldn’t remember how to do it. Not an inkling. Luckily, Purl Soho has a friendship bracelet guide of the knotted variety. I quickly realized that, while I have a lot of time on my hands, my desire to make ridiculously small knots for hours on end is limited.
So, I quickly went in search for a guide for the loop friendship bracelet variety. Thank you YouTube. Search “loop friendship bracelet” and you will quickly find your way there.
I’ve only made a few, so far, but they only take about 20 minutes each. Much like I am continuously trying to resurrect the high-five, my next goal is to resurrect the friendship bracelet – the ALI kind.
And, lastly, in open defiance of Fertility-Free Friday, I wanted to link to the Faces of ALI at Too Many Fish to Fry. In case you haven’t checked it out, Jjirraffe is profiling women within the ALI community.