knitnana: October 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

This week (Yes, I'm participating!) is: 10 Things You Would Save If Your House Was On Fire. For the purpose of this exercise we are assuming that all of your family and pets are safe, we are just focusing on the stuff. Mine are in no particular order...

1. Sewing machine (aka "Bernie")

2. Yarn & needle stash

3. Photos of family and friends

4. Cell phone (it has my life in it!)

5. My great-grandmother's cradle (made by my great-grandfather for their first child - my grandmother).

6. My Chiger blanket - an acrylic throw from (GASP!) Walmart that is patterned with both tiger stripes and cheetah spots. It is my favorite, keeps me warm no matter what else is happening, and is soft soft soft! I do know that there was at least one at my Walmart recently, because My Sweetheart bought one. Whether there are more? I can't say.

7. The jewelry My Sweetheart has given me. Because, yes, it's irreplaceable.

8. My computer. It's brand new and just finally paid for!

9. My Nook and Kindle (or if, by the time the fire happens, I've managed to save enough and buy that iPad Mini? Then that.

10. My grandmother's cut-work tablecloth. As irreplaceable as #s 5 and 7...

(and just so you know? when push comes to shove? the yarn stash would stay behind, because it's such fun replacing that! and I can prove a lot of it on the insurance coverage, it's on Ravelry - well, most of it is...)

Monday, October 20, 2014

This Is A Hard Post to Write

I've been blogging now for 10+ years, gravitating to it after being involved in Yahoo groups, specifically the one known as Knitting Chicks. The (mostly) women I've met online have become close friends, some of them I've met, and others I haven't - either at Sock Summit '09 or at various fiber festivals in my region. All those years ago, I met a woman known by the moniker "Plain Jane" of Plain Jane Knits Up a Storm". We hit it off, participated in KALs together, started other Yahoo groups (like Knit Red for Women's Heart Disease) and moved on over to Ravelry and then Facebook together.

I never got a chance to meet Jane, but we always said we would...

And then the other day, I wandered over to her Facebook page to wish her a belated Happy Birthday (life having gotten in the way of me being a considerate friend once again). And there I learned with shock and deep sadness that Jane passed away in September, suddenly, from cardiac arrest.

I'd like to ask you to join me in something. Jane was mostly a charity knitter in her later years, having knit and crocheted so much for her family that they really didn't need much anymore. She knit for two groups: the homeless (hats) and those in nursing homes (lapghans).

I'd like to honor Jane by knitting something red (since she died of heart disease) for one of those two groups. I've already got my Vanna's Choice cranberry red ready to go.

Farewell, Jane. I will miss you.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Hi! Remember Me!

I'm still here...and I'm knitting...a pair of black socks, for symphony!

Namaste

I honor the place in you,

which is of love, truth, light, and peace.

When you are centered in that place in you,

and I am centered in that place in me,

we are one.

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