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Knitting Means Love

I remember as a young girl watching my mother knit every night. She had a special chair that she always sat in with the TV on and her hands knitting away. She made baby afghans, adult afghans, socks, scarves, gloves and sweaters. She knit me two new sweaters every winter.

When I was 14 years old I asked my mother to teach me to knit. She tried but had difficulty getting the basics across to me in a way I understood. We both got frustrated. That summer, a baby-sitter we had for one week taught me how to knit. I was ecstatic. I remember rushing to greet my mother when she came home from work to show her that I could knit. She was as excited as I was. Later that night when she got her knitting out, we began a routine of knitting together that we enjoyed for many years.

My mother is no longer with me and although her loss is tremendous, I have her coveted knitting chair! I have moved this chair so many times that the fabric ripped and I needed to have the chair reupholstered. With the amount I spent to have the chair recovered I could have bought three new chairs!! Never gave it a thought – I had to have this chair, the one holding so many memories of my mother. I envisioned the arms of the chair surrounding my mother every night as she knit away with a smile on her face. That chair and her knitting brought a comfort and a sense of peace to my mother. I watched her laugh, cry, and swear when she made a mistake. I treasure every memory.

I have encountered many trials on my journey through this life. It came as a surprise to me, however, to learn that through all the ups and downs, especially the downs, knitting brought a sense of peace to my soul. While I sat kniting in my mother's chair, I sometimes felt her presence surround me. I was not alone. With the calm this brought, I was able to work out solutions to many problems while knitting my creations.

I taught my oldest niece and she has gone on to knit several baby afghans. I am so proud of her for her accomplishment. It reminds me of the times spent knitting with my mother so many years ago.

We have a group of women at work who knit on our lunch hour every Friday and on other days that we can. We currently are knitting afghans for these precious children that Project Linus is helping. We even named ourselves the Knit Wits! It is wonderful to share and learn from each other such as new stitches, how to sew squares together, etc. We have even begun to read fiction novels of knitting stories by such authors as Debbie Macomber and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. We share laughter and joy while we are helping out the children. I feel blessed that I can share my skill and hope that these children will feel my presence and love when they are wrapped inside my baby afghan.

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