I have a lot of knitting and fiber news I want to share with you. However in the past week there has been some pretty heavy losses in the world. And I just want to take a moment. A moment to acknowledge the souls that we have lost, what they have shared with the world and those who loved them. A moment to send love and compassion to their loved ones who are heartbroken and grieving. A moment to remember that we are all in this together doing the best we can with what we have to give. All of this can change in a heartbeat so a moment of gratitude for all of my moments! Always tell those whom you are lucky enough to love that you do. Thank you all for being such a colorfully diverse and lovely part of our journey!
When I opened up my emails this morning this note greeted me. I was already having quite a few feels and this brought me to tears, joyful life affirming tears. I love so very much that instead of taking her mother’s yarn and donating it she kept all those cherished skeins and learned to knit socks. I heard a talk recently between Oprah and Dwayne Johnson where he talks about the loss of his father and how he felt grief but also that the relationship was evolving to another level.
Hello! Almost 4 years ago mother, Liz passed away suddenly. She
was Sock club member. We all loved her knitted socks. When I began the
process of cleaning her apartment, I found all her stashed yarn and
patterns. I immediately became a sock knitter. Almost 4 years later, I am
still completely in love with knitting socks and have improved my skills.
I am still working through all of her yarn. I have enjoyed many of your
patterns and fibers. I have come across “t’s not all about me brown Silkie
Socks. I can NOT find this pattern in her binders. Is there any way I can
get this pattern from you??
Have to say in my sock knitting journey, I have knit with other brands- and
nothing compares to the socks that rock. I promised myself I would NOT
purchase more yarn until I worked through her stash. I am just about ready
to become a socks that rock member in my own right!!
Thank you for your help.
2nd generation sock knitter.
So beautiful the ways we find to carry those we love with us.
Photo Credit: Dawn Henderson Retreat Shawl by Dawn Henderson
Dawn Henderson is one of our very talented knit designers. She lost her partner and best friend suddenly this past week. Please send whatever love you can her way. There is a GoFundMe set up for her and her children. You can also support her by purchasing her patterns which are all kind of wonderful. She has designed some seriously cool socks too
okay I have to find out what is making the odd noise in the laundry room. Fingers crossed.