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I thought I wouldn never be able to knit again...until
Created By: Elizabeth Trudel

Back in 1977, I was in a horrific car accident, most of my bones were crushed, and hours of pain while the paramedics, and fire fighters cut thru layers of steel, and broken glass, using a hydraulic jaws of life to cut away at my car, and the dump truck that sat on top of my car, was then followed by many surgeries(22) in 3 years, to reconstruct me. I have metal plates and screws thru out my body, and more than I wish to count in my arms, and shoulders. My Fingers healed, but bcame extremely arthric, and painful. To keep the fingers

nibble, and flexiable I was re taught as a "blind knitter", to once again knit, everything from smocked baby dresses, using fingering yarns, and layettes, also toddler sweaters out of knitting worstered, and using many of the desinger yarns,I also knit up pullovers , cartigans, and knit, hundreds of Premie caps,mittens, and booties.I have taken a pattern, and made a hooded sweater, with pouch pockets in, and added finely cut stips of wool, dyed forest green to accent my sweater, around the hood. I have recieved many compliments, and people have now been asking me to knit them one

and "take your time".Time is what I have, and when I knit, it keeps my fingers nimble and flexiable. I usually knit 8-14 hours a day. I also crochet hot pads out of cotton yarn, and when I have enough done,of the hot pads, and childrens pull overs sizes 2T- 10, mittens and hats to match I take them to craft shows,and sell my knitted creations.Knitting has also given me purpose, it has taught me patience, and in turn I have donated over 500 Preemie Hats, mittens,booties to Buffalo Women and Childrens Hospital, and to Haven House(for battered women and children) they have recieved

over 200 Hats, and mittens sets over the last 3 years, not withstanding Corner Stone Manor(for battered women and kids) hats and mittens also.So yes, my knitting keeps me very busy...and limber.

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