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Feb 9, 2019 12:12:10   #
Rosesla
 
My husband was recently in the hospital, home now and doing fine.
While he was in there he had a tech helper who was from Ethiopia. She was very young sweet and helpful and beautiful I am knitting a baby blanket for our fifth great grandson. She was so interested and told me how much she loved knitting and always took her knitting with her and how one time on a trip she ran out of yarn and on her cell phone found a michaels her husband drove the 12 miles out of the way to get her some more yarn to work on the rest of the trip.
I asked her how long she had been knitting and she said since she was a baby, probably 3-4. She said she learned watching her Mom and the other ladies. She comes from a large family and is very close to them. She added but they don’t like to knit like I do. My husband was there almost a week so I saw here a lot. One day I was knitting she came in took my knitting out of my hand and knitted a row.she never said anything but when she handed it back she said, I just loved to knit. I marked that row and will tell my grandson about her. When we left with my husband better and on the way to well. she was standing there in the hallway and we hugged and at the same time we both said, keep knitting. I say to all of you keep knitting😊💜
 
Feb 9, 2019 12:15:43   #
Nana of 6
 
Lovely story. Yarn is often hard to find in those countries as are the needles. It’s nice to hear of someone so determined to keep up with the craft. 💐
Feb 9, 2019 12:16:57   #
tinkertrend
 
Such a lovely story 😉
Feb 9, 2019 12:18:24   #
jkskillo
 
Sweet story.
Feb 9, 2019 12:21:21   #
CorvallisKnitter (a regular here)
 
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with a fellow knitter. Such experiences show how much we all have in common, no matter where we live on earth.
Feb 9, 2019 12:23:46   #
Glenlady (a regular here)
 
Lovely story, there's some nice people all over the world, glad Hubbys on the mend.
 
Feb 9, 2019 12:24:07   #
afoster
 
Lovely story. So glad your husband is getting better. My DH was also in the hospital recently and one of his nurses was so very nice to him. All were nice but the one was really special. And the valet guys are really great. I always try to bring something for them, a snack or a fruit of just a tip.
Feb 9, 2019 12:36:57   #
DebHow78 (a regular here)
 
That’s a nice story. The yarn that binds us!
Feb 9, 2019 12:42:12   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
Rosesla wrote:
My husband was recently in the hospital, home now and doing fine.
While he was in there he had a tech helper who was from Ethiopia. She was very young sweet and helpful and beautiful I am knitting a baby blanket for our fifth great grandson. She was so interested and told me how much she loved knitting and always took her knitting with her and how one time on a trip she ran out of yarn and on her cell phone found a michaels her husband drove the 12 miles out of the way to get her some more yarn to work on the rest of the trip.
I asked her how long she had been knitting and she said since she was a baby, probably 3-4. She said she learned watching her Mom and the other ladies. She comes from a large family and is very close to them. She added but they don’t like to knit like I do. My husband was there almost a week so I saw here a lot. One day I was knitting she came in took my knitting out of my hand and knitted a row.she never said anything but when she handed it back she said, I just loved to knit. I marked that row and will tell my grandson about her. When we left with my husband better and on the way to well. she was standing there in the hallway and we hugged and at the same time we both said, keep knitting. I say to all of you keep knitting😊💜
My husband was recently in the hospital, home now ... (show quote)


So glad your husband is on the mend!
As for your story, I am constantly amazed at how much we can learn about each other if we just make a small effort. It really enriches our lives to reach out to a stranger from outside our peer group! My parents talked to everyone they met, and always had such lovely stories to tell. I am the same, and most people respond nicely.
Feb 9, 2019 12:46:57   #
gramknits (a regular here)
 
Beautiful story and glad to hear hubby is doing well.
Feb 9, 2019 13:03:42   #
KnitterNatalie (a regular here)
 
What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing!
 
Feb 9, 2019 13:22:45   #
Kay Knits (a regular here)
 
What a lovely story. Glad you found a sweet gal to connect with and glad to hear all is well with hubby. Keep knitting
Feb 9, 2019 15:47:46   #
slmhuffman
 
How simply beautiful. Two love stories. One of family; and one of knitting and friendship.
Feb 9, 2019 15:47:48   #
slmhuffman
 
Oops. DP.
Feb 9, 2019 15:51:45   #
charbaby (a regular here)
 
What a wonderful experience! I love it when our craft makes for new connections!
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