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I'm not a very good blogger.  I've tried several times, but it always seems to go by the wayside.  Well, here's another attempt. 

Over a year and half ago, on a trip home for Christmas, my Mom and Dad gave me a new knitting bag (I'd been keeping my projects in plastic grocery bags) and a needle holder, a book, and a HUGE skein of Red Heart Super Saver.  Ten months later, my Mom was diagnosed with brain cancer.  While she was going through her treatments and getting worse, I picked up those knitting needles and yarn and started working on a simple ribbed scarf.  The scarf has some wrong stiches, and even a couple of slipped stitches where I got distracted with my thoughts, or couldn't see thru tears. 

 

Well, I lost my Mom in January.  Among the things that she left to me where all of her needles, her knitting stand from the living room and her yarn stash.  I've been knitting just about every day now, the scarf won't be the prettiest or the most perfect, but I'm leaving those wrong stitches.  Each one of them is in memory of my Mom. 

 

I'll try to keep posting more often.  The typing may be therapeutic.  I don't know if anyone will ever read this, but if you do, please be patient with me.  Thanks for taking the time to listen.

 

Bobbie

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 30, 2012 at 7:21pm

Bobbie, Nice to meet you!  And yes, I think we all use knitting for therapy.  Keep posting, and we will keep reading. The people here are great! 

Comment by Suznj821 on April 30, 2012 at 11:36am

Please do keep posting.  You will find many friends here.  So very sorry for your loss.

Susan

Comment by KnitterGirl39 on April 30, 2012 at 10:17am

Yes, please keep posting - even if it is just for therapy.  We don't mind and we are here for each other during the good and the bad times.  We are always here to listen.  :)

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 30, 2012 at 10:11am

Bobbie, isn't it funny how we work our way through our sorrow with knitting. Although my mom taught me to knit when I was a kid, I didn't keep up with it. When she passed away, I didn't want her beautiful Christmas stockings to die with her. I picked up the needles and took her place. Each year I knit for the newly weds and new babies in the family. Knitting became an obsession and now spinning. I'm definitely a fiberholic.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 30, 2012 at 9:09am

We would love to see photos! Here's a link to my blog showing my DBIL wearing his cardigan I finished for his DW who had passed the project along to me right before she passed away:

http://www.community.knitpicks.com/profiles/blogs/high-fiber-final-...

Once we found the rest of the yarn, I found solace in working on it. She and I were great friends, more like the sisters neither one of us had. Keep knitting and posting! I know it will be good for you, and you will be carrying on for your Mom!

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