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Shared aphgan
Created By: Sandy Moilanen

In December of 2005 my twin sister and I each started knitting an afghan with Lion Brand Jiffy Thick and Quick Yarn. I finished mine in about six weeks but she struggled with hers making one mistake after another. It seemed she spent more time taking out the stitches than she did knitting on the afghan. In February we found out why -- she had a cancerous brain tumor that was causing her such confusion. After sugery and in recuperating she was upset because she couldn't seem to finish the afghan she had started. Much to her delight I took the afghan and finished it for her. There was one mistake in it I couldn't fix without taking most of her work apart so I left it there because I wanted it to be a combined effort not mostly my work. In August when she spent her final days in a nursing home she was always too cold and couldn't seem to warm up. The family brought "our" afghan to her and covered her and they never took it off. The nurses were told the story of the afghan and remarked that they understood -- with all the love put into the knitting of the afghan they knew it was what kept her so warm until the end of her life. The knitting she had done incorrectly is now the best part of the "shared afghan" and the memories of us both working on it.

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