Saturday, 16 March 2013


I have been sitting down a lot lately, sitting travelling to see my parents in Birmingham, sitting in hospitals, sitting next to hospital beds. And all the while I take along my knitting, it keeps my hands occupied and soothes me. My father died this week, so now I am sitting in my mother's house knitting in between phone calls and visits from relatives, friends and neighbours. Thank you whoever it was who came up with the idea of knitting and thank you to those who developed it over the centuries and thank you to my mum and my first infant school teacher Mrs walker for teaching me how to knit!

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Amy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, it is an indescribably awful, life shaking event to lose your parent. Of course we are all also so unique so I can't imagine what you are going through - but how great that you have knitting to guide you through it. I feel the same about crochet, when I would sit at the hospice with my dad I would crochet and after he died I would crochet and crochet and crochet and create. And it seemed to help with the endless questions that raised themselves in my head about life and loss and love and what the hell this crazy, lovely and sometimes sad life is all about. I wish all the best to you and your family at this time and may the loss of your father bind strength into your families ties and happiness into your stitching X

Amy said...

Just saw this. Thought you'd like it.


nice patches

I Love Denim said...

Dear Amy, thank you for your very comforting message, how sweet and thoughtful of you!

Love xxx

P.S. I love the knitting girls!!