Monday, January 29, 2007


These are good socks to knit when you want to be distracted. The pattern is Adare Manor by Meghan Jackson and the yarn is Louet Gems Merino in Pink. It's a really nice pink. Look at the cabled heel - have you evern seen such a work of art. This sock kept me knitting all weekend and today I am just decreasing the toe so should have a finished sock for you tomorrow. And...guess what I'm going to cast on the matching one right away. Adare Manor is the first of Meghan's designs for the Pick Up Sticks Sock Club!

So...you might be wondering why I needed to be distracted - well, today marks three years since my mother died. I had thought to do this elaborate post listing all the things I miss about her but that seemed ridiculous - I mean, of course I miss her and I miss everything about her -not just a few things. She was too young- just 62 - but then lots of people are too young. She's in a mausoleum. I'm not crazy about that - but then I'm not crazy about any where she'd be other than with my dad. I visited today with my grandmother and what struck me was that it's a place full of sad stories. I took 3 pink roses - one for every year she's been gone. It's hard for my grandmother - she's 87 years old and she faithfully visited my mom every single week for the last three years. It's a very sad sight. I miss her - plain and simple. And thank God, I know how to knit.

4 comments:

Karin said...

Thank you for sharing this, Connie. I can't imagine how it feels. I did run up and call my Mum, as soon as I finished reading your post. We are more friends than Mum/Daughter but I really value that and would feel bereft to lose it. Thinking of you.

Alyssa said...

I love the gift of three pink roses. That's a lovely way to mark your mom's passing. I don't even like to think of losing my mother and it just breaks my heart that anyone has to.
Luckily, knitting is such a soothing hobby, especially with such lovely yarn and pattern.

Angela said...

I'm both sorry for your pain and glad you've got your knitting.

~Angela

Isobel said...

A big hug.