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The Gift of Giving
Created By: Marie Gouldie

With my mother's guidance and my grandmother's encouragement I learned to knit at the early age of 5. It is my passion, a source of comfort, and a sense of pride in creating something beautiful and enjoyable to wear. I have been knitting for 47 years and crocheting for 30 years.

The thing that gives me the greatest pleasure is when I give away something to someone who is in need. I have donated afghans to homeless shelters, to Project Linus, as wedding gifts, baby gifts, caps for babies in Africa, and mitts and hats to the Christmas hampers. But the great gift I gave was to a lady I hardly knew. She had married a friend of ours and had given them a afghan for a wedding gift. The marriage lasted for 8 months and you could tell that trouble was brewing. She left but emailed me to say that she had left the afghan with her ex-husband since we were friends with him. I felt compelled to send her an afghan because I had really liked her and felt that she needed an afghan to comfort her in her time of loss. She was so thrilled to get it and sent a thank you card and said that she called the afghan a "women's friendship afghan". I felt so good inside to have been able to give her comfort and I thought of this every time I gave something away. She in return sent me 2 huge boxes of yarn and I ended up making about 6 more afghans which I donated to a homeless shelter thinking that this gift should keep on giving.

It is a nice feeling to give without expecting anything in return and be able to keep on giving.

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