Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sad News

My dear grandmother passed away on June 14, 2008. This was really unexpected even with how ill she was - at least to me. She died of hospital induced pneumonia along with many other complications. Apparently, this type of pneumonia is very resistant to antibiotics - and it was because they were blasting it with 3 different heavy duty ones. I can't really believe she's gone - I know she was 89 which by any standards is a remarkable life but I just never thought it would happen. I was able to speak the eulogy at her funeral which was an honor because she was such an amazing woman. I will miss her. This picture was taken on Christmas Day - 4 generations of women. Grandma, my daughter Laura, me and my grand daughter, Quinn.

I have been knitting - I took some time off from the shop - and spent long hours with knitting in my lap. This project is excellent for keeping your mind occupied - not to mention the gorgeous results.
Iris by Susan Pandorf
Silk Twist by Handmaiden (have you tried this yet? you really, really should!)

Delicas Beads in Navy Iris from That Bead Lady
And for when I haven't felt like concentrating, I've started this. My version of the Ombre Alpaca Blanket from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's done with 30 skeins of timiQuipa Sportweight Alpaca for a total cost of just over $210 - much better than the $450 Blue Sky Alpaca version.
It's super soft and not a bit scratchy. This yarn is a keeper.


Jackie said...

Hi Connie
Sorry to hear about your grandma.
I know it is hard to see them go.
take care and keep knitting.


Sandra said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma - it doesn't matter what age they are, it's never easy to let them go.

Isobel said...

Dearest Connie: I am so sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing. I know she was greatly loved by you and your family and I am sure she knew that. Glad that you can find solace in knitting, hugs to you and your family.