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The Red Sweater
Created By: Judith V. Arrington

My grandmother raised me. She always had yarn in her hands, knitting and crocheting in the evening. I would sit by her lap and ask her to show me "how to". When I was ten years old, my girlfriend Carol and I decided to buy yarn to knit sweaters. I purchased red yarn, and I made a life went on I was into and out of knitting...until my daughter was in high school. At that time I began making Icelandic type sweaters for her. She still has them. But knitting became really important to me when I found myself alone at age 55. I went to my yarn stash and started knitting with passion. I knew I had to use my precious spare time not just for pleasure but for good. So I began knitting premie caps and sending them to an organization that distruted them to local hospitals. I loved knowing that a little baby somewhere was wearing a cap that me and my cat Sophie knit with love (Sophie is an integral part of the knitting process as she licks all the yarn as it's unwinding from the skein and approaching the magic needles; there's a little bit of Sophie in every project). I now go between chemo caps and premie caps...and during the summer knit scarves and hats and send them to homeless shelters to distribute in the winter. My yarn and my needles comfort me...and in a small way bring comfort to people I will never meet.

I am a baby boomer who is going out kicking, screaming, and knitting. Rock on boomers--knit with passion.

Judi Arrington

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