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The truth is, I am a terrible knitter. I start...
Created By: Brenda Barker

The truth is, I am a terrible knitter. I start projects and never finish them. I buy yarn and forget what I was thinking about trying to make when I bought it. I have an afghan I've been working on for over ten years. But it makes me very happy. My first and only completed vest I made when I took knitting lessons to learn how to knit. It took me over two years to complete. When I asked my family members who would like to have me make a vest for them, no one wanted to wear something that I had made, I think they were frightened! But my father said if I made him a vest he would wear it. It took me so long that he joked that maybe I could just make the front and he could be buried in it and no one would know that I never finished it! After I finished it my father wore it proudly a couple of times (believe me it was not a work of art) and then he became very seriously ill and the sweater was misplaced during this time. (That is unless he hid it well before he got sick so he wouldn't have to wear it!) Unfortunately he ultimately passed away, but unbeknownst to me my mother searched the closets and drawers until she found that sweater and had him dressed in this for his burial. Although this may seem strange, knowing that my dad is buried in that sweater is a huge comfort to me and whenever I knit it reminds me of the love of my family. It has also given my family a happy memory of my dad's crazy sense of humor. People will now wear scarves that I make them, but my dad is still the only person who has courageously worn my handknit vest!!

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