Knitting Memories

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Knitting Memories

Postby mkm0272 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:46 am

I was always trying to find some kind of hobby that would keep my interest and when I started knitting I fell in love. And my biggest fan was my husband. Everything I made, good or bad, Marc would say it was beautiful. He was even my model when I would finish a project and was always glad to do it. He would crack me up and I would always tell him I was going to take pics and send them to the guys at work. He would just laugh and say, "The things I do for love." Just remembering his words with his beautiful smile just brings me to tears. After what whathappened I just couldn't bring myself to knit. I finally started again. It took awhile to get me going again. What's weird is that I feel comfort in it while working on a project like he is there with me just like he was all those times before. But when I am close to finishing is when my sadness emerges. He is not there to see what I have accomplished and to lovingly model for his wife.
Also, a month before he passed away he asked me to knit his mom a dishcloth. To this day I have not completed it. Crazy as it may sound I feel that if I do I have completed his one last request of me. Knowing this I have left it undone and it makes me feel that it's not over. It's like reading a book and getting to the final chapter. Once read, a book is finished. I just can'tand don't want it to end.
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Re: Knitting Memories

Postby Crystl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:44 pm

what beautiful memories mkm..
I do understand because I haven't touched my hobbies since I lost my son..
I used to sit and do mine when *son* was visiting ...
that was a good analogy about the book!
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Re: Knitting Memories

Postby Jason » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:29 am

Mkm0272, the thing I think of is that even if you finish a book and come back to read it again at another time, the story is similar but it can still change because your perception of things has changed. So in a sense you could start to knit Marc's mother something else instead, then you would have something to work on and to share with her along with this great memory.
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Re: Knitting Memories

Postby tmsharpe » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 pm

My mom was a knitter. She had 2 unfinished projects that I put away in a special box. I couldn't look at them anymore. I am so sorry for your loss. Tina
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