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Spreding the word, Knitting
Created By: J Joanne

When I travel with my husband to the Veterans Hospital, I always take my knitting. It is a 2 1/2 hourd drive and he takes the longway. Nothing to look at. I get bored easy and knitting keeps me happy. I always take it in a canvas tote bag. I usually wait in the lobby where everyone sits until they call your name. I will get my knitting out and start. A nurse came out to call a patient and looked at me and said " Are you making an afghan?" I tell her yes it is and she replies,"Those colors are so pretty". Then she and the patient go behind closed doors. A lady sitting behind me comes up to me and tells me she had been watching me and didn't know if she could come and speak to me. I tell her I am glad she did. This is always an "Ice Breaker". You get to meet a lot of nice people. We got to know each other and what I was knitting and what pattern was I using. I don't remember where it came from but it was on the Free Flyers that are at the yarn counter in the stores. It was a dish rag pattern where you start at one couner and it keeps getting bigger and bigger until it is the size you want.I made a lot of dish rags with the cotton thread, so I wanted to try a lap afghan. I made several of those. I decided I would make an afghan for my bed. I used doulbe thread and it didn't take as long. I used all colors and didn't have a pattern. I just used what color would go with the last color I used. When we got ready to leave, she said she wished we lived closer to one another. She enjoyed our little chat. I guess people don't visit the older people anymore. I think they have more time to visit than the younger people that have to work all the time. I think you would find a treasure talking to the elder women. They get lonely too. I forgot to get that lady's name and address. I sure would love to see her again. We could share patterns and secrets too. I just shared my secret. I hope you enjoyed my little story.



 
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