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Feb 10, 2019 13:15:10   #
kittygritty (a regular here)
 
What a nice story.
 
Feb 10, 2019 13:17:46   #
GrandmaJeanB (a regular here)
 
Last year i sent 12 bags of knitting projects to shoebox. I put needles, yarn, scarf pattern and sissors. The bags were homemade so that they had a place to keep it together. This year i hope to send more.
Feb 10, 2019 13:41:20   #
Linda Beth
 
I once read an article about a knitter who was traveling all over the world. Wherever she was, she met knitters, and she always invited them to knit a row or two. She ended up with knitting from people in many countries.
Feb 10, 2019 13:46:20   #
6Nanett2
 
What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.
Feb 10, 2019 15:23:44   #
JudyJohn
 
Nice refreshing story! Husband on the mend, new "friend", and bringing some joy to that new "friend...all good.
Feb 10, 2019 16:04:16   #
Mwende
 
Nana of 6 wrote:
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. 💐


I'm sure that's true for some places, but I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya from '86-89, and in the tiny village stores, there was always some yarn. Usually bright primary colors, acrylic of course, but yarn was considered a necessity. It was absolutely amazing how the women were always busy -- as they walked the cows to the river to water them, they were also knitting, crocheting, weaving baskets, or doing something else with their hands while their little children played around them, and, oh, yes, they also carried the laundry in baskets on their backs held by a strap across their foreheads because since they're going to the river anyway . . . It was humbling.

Your nurse friend may have seen something of her home life in your knitting at the hospital. She may have grown up seeing women always being busy, and there you were, taking care of family and working on a project at the same time.

Worth nothing that maybe we have more similarities than differences with people on the other side of the world.

Kate
 
Feb 10, 2019 16:10:45   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Great story... thank you for sharing, glad your husband is on the mend
Feb 10, 2019 17:12:43   #
susanstamps (a regular here)
 
Sweet !
Feb 10, 2019 18:43:16   #
dunnville89
 
What a nice story. I love that she added her own touch to your knitting. I hope you meet again in a knitting setting.
Feb 10, 2019 18:43:39   #
Nancylynn1946 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful story.
Feb 10, 2019 19:23:54   #
taborhills
 
Recently I was in a rehab for a week and ran out of yarn. The activity director found some yarn and needles for me. I must send them some of my extra yarn and needles. Someone else I will never meet will be glad to have it!
 
Feb 10, 2019 19:39:06   #
TC
 
Thanks for sharing such a lovely story.
Feb 10, 2019 19:39:08   #
TC
 
Thanks for sharing such a lovely story.
Feb 10, 2019 19:42:22   #
orilliastitcher
 
How wonderful is that. I am so glad to hear that your husband is on the mend. It sounds to me like the tech helper is in the exact right place to be. She has people skills that can be so lacking, and she helped you through a hard time. She is a blessing. What a great memory you will cherish.
Feb 10, 2019 20:15:05   #
maryanneg (a regular here)
 
Lovely story - you will have something special to tell your GS about. Glad to hear your hubby is getting well. I met a lady at Stitches East in CT a few years back. We got to talking and she told me the most interesting story about her experiences being one of the children removed from London during World War II.
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