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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Knitting Group

This is my Wednesday Morning Knitting Group. We are a small group, but this is a small senior housing facility. We meet for a few hours every Wednesday morning to share stories, patterns, and camaraderie. We bolster each other up when we are down, and share our happiness as well as our sadness. Mostly, we laugh a lot.

On the left is Kitty. She is from England, and claims to knit "The English Way". Kitty has 6 children and 4 grandchildren. I love her accent, and her enthusiasm for life.

In the middle is Audrey. She is from right here in Saratoga Springs. She knits and crochets faster than anyone I know, and she never looks at what she is doing. ..... Thus, there is the occasional "bleep" word. Audrey has 11 children, and 28 grandchildren. Needless to say, she has a wonderful outlook on life. She had to, in order to survive 11 children.

On the right is Betty. Betty is originally from the area near Watertown, NY - The 1.000 Island area. Betty recently lost her husband of 60+ years, and is trying hard to adjust to life without him. It has been hard for her, but she has 4 children and 14 grandchildren who are seeing to it that she keeps busy. Also, we are all trying to help her through this rough time.

Since I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren........That means that between 4 of us there are 23 children and 48 grandchildren. Needless to say, most of the stories we tell are about our little ones. I didn't even try to count the Great Grandchildren. I just know there are a bunch.

Right now, the group is working on making blankets for the children that go to the "Hole-in-the-Wall" summer camp. This is the camp that was started by Paul Newman for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. 900 blankets are needed just for our region. For more information on this project, or if you would like to donate a blanket please visit http://www.projectlinus.org/

1 comment:

  1. This is a very sweet post!!
    Your knitting group is wonderful!!