No storms came near us yesterday, but there were many people all over the Northeast that were effected and I pray they get their power back and thankful no one perished. Houses can always be rebuilt.
Watching the clock tick by – Friday 4:30 is not coming fast enough!
When knitting quietly in the early morning hours my mind races in so many different directions. I have mostly been thinking about my knitting and how I make an incredible amount of things……. for myself. I think I would like to spend some time making things for others. I have a rather strange circle of family and friends that are not real “homemade” goods crazy. I have honestly tried before to make things and can tell by their reaction – a quick thank you and in their eyes you can see almost hear “What am I going to do with this?”
So my thoughts go from person to person trying to think of what I can bless them with! My 86 year old Mom came right to my mind first. She has had a really tough couple of years – my 65 year old oldest brother died suddenly two years ago in February of a massive heart attack. She had not seen or heard from him for over 3 years. Long story, very sad. No doubt about it, a parent should NEVER outlive their children. No matter how old your “babies” are, it is still a horrible crushing pain to loose one. On top of that, in the same year, we made that horrible decision to put my Dad in a nursing home. All options were explored, and as much as it hurt, it was all we could do to insure she would be safe (he was falling all the time and the last time he fell he took her with him) and he would be taken care of. He was admitted on their 65th wedding anniversary.
My Mom is who taught me to knit, crochet, sew, cross stitch, make bears, doll clothes and minitures. Everything my Mom touched she created with the highest quality crafting skills equal to professionals! I am no where near her ability, but I did learn the crafts. She loved to mindlessly sit and knit dishcloths and scrubbies – and she used them faithfully till they had holes in them. She does very little knitting/crocheting (her eyes) now but what she does do it does not include dish cloths. I am going to make her a stack of dish clothes for her birthday (August) and a couple scrubbies too. All different colors and designs etc. I think that will bless her.
On the same subject as dishcloths, I bought this pattern on Ravelry today.
Believe I will make these little gems for my Mom’s neighbors who help my other brother and I so much by watching over my Mom since we live so far away from her. They bring her food, they shovel her sidewalk, mow her lawn etc. I am going to make a whole pile for Patty and slip a gift card in with them for her husband Scott for all he does (the lawn, the shoveling etc.)
I feel better already for having come up with these items for someone other than myself! Will stop at Joanne’s or AC Moore this weekend and get the fall colors needed to start the fall ones. I just think they are adorable.
Have you started to think about what you are going to make people for Christmas? One of my daughters (she is 21) LOVES Hello Kitty. I was able to find a free pattern for a dishcloth of Hello Kitty and will make her a bright pink dish cloth (among other things ) for Christmas.
My Cat Bordhi book is in the mail (coming from CA) so when that arrives my sock brain will want to start another sock. I will have to tear myself between trying to do dish cloths and socks at the same time!!!! I know, you readers do it all the time right?