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Thursday, February 09, 2006

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Dianna

My condolences. I lost my father when I was 15, and my mother two years ago. I understand your loss.

Pumpkinmama

I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you could give her the socks she loved.

grumperina

I'm happy you were able to give her the socks, I know she wanted them.

Chris

My thoughts are with you and your family... The socks were a wonderful thing to do!

Agnes

I am so sorry for your loss. But it is a wonderful thing to give her the socks that she loves.

christine

You have my heartfelt condolences. I think it wonderful your socks are with your Granny.......thanks for sharing. cyberhugs..

Felicia from sweetgeorgia

My condolences to you and your family, Paula. That is wonderful that the socks are with her. Take care.

yahaira

Im so sorry Paula. I'm glad you were able to make her the socks. Now both of you have something from each other

cari

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's wonderful that you gave her the socks she admired.

jody

what a wonderful tribute. i'm so glad you were able to do that -- for both granny and yourself.

Beth S.

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! But the socks were a magnificent gesture, and I hope it gives you a little solace.

Brooke

I'm really sorry to hear about your grandma.

One of my close friends started knitting while sitting in the hospital while her husband was dying of cancer. It helped her to remain calm and focused just like you. So, no, it doesn't sound flakey at all.

Take care.

Jen

So sorry to hear about your grandma passing. What a beautiful tribute -- the socks, and your writing.

suzanne

Im so sorry to hear about your Granny. My very dear grandmother (I saw her 2-3 times a week! We took my kids to the playground every Thursday together for a picnic! Every week for YEARS) died last fall. I'm still getting used to it.

I look for my grandmother in practical things too--not a sock, but in her cooking stuff. She was always cooking and baking, so when I use the inherited blender (vintage, hers) the tupperware (supervintage!) and the cake stands, the cookie sheets, the wooden spoons, I think of her.

Wanda

Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. That was so sweet of you to give her the socks. Take care of yourself.

June

So sorry that you lost someone you loved. I lost my grandmother right when I turned 19 - she was like a 2nd mom to me - I feel your pain.

But your Gram sounds like a real character! I bet she's dancing in heaven and showing off her new socks.

Kathy

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a bit about your Granny -- sounds like your eye for design may be a gift from her. My thoughts to you and your family.

claudia

Paula, I had wondered where you had gotten to, and I'm sad to hear why you were gone. I'm sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute to your Granny.

Knit on.

laura

I'm so sorry for your loss.

caitlyn

I'm so sorry to hear this, Paula. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you find some comfort in one another.

MJ

Paula, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself and your family!

Carrie

I am sorry to hear of your loss. What wonderful memories you have of your Grandmother.

carole

My thoughts are with you while you grieve the loss of your granny. I hope her passing was peaceful.

parikha

It's wonderful that you were able to give your Granny the socks she wanted. I'm so sorry for your loss.

anny

What a wonderful tribute to your granny. I'm sure she is very proud of you :0)

I'm sorry for your loss.

Atla

I'm so sorry about your Granny. I know you must be going through a hard time, and I wish you the best.

coffee-drinker

i've never really had a granny so i can't say i understand what you're going through, but i totally understand what you mean about the knitting. someone taught me about mindfullness as a way to deal with my anxiety - i found meditation & breathing exercises only further upset me, but having something so grounding as knitting is amazing. i've learned to be here & now the same way, it is both distracting & also enables me to think clearer... so no, it doesn't sound flaky at all!
*erica

mia

So sorry about your granny. My Nana died 2 Octobers ago, and I inherited some of her old knitting needles. That helped, in the same way I hope making socks for your Granny helped you!

Silvia

I'm sorry to hear about your granny. She sounds like a fun lady. Take care.

Elise

Dear Paula:

I am terribly sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmothers at a young age and wish that I had the type of relationship that you did. Luckily, my own parents live around the corner and they are fabulous grandparents to my children. We cherish the time that they all spend together and there are things that my kids will tell my mother that they would never tell me. Those relationships are precious and it sounds like your Granny filled that role admirably.

Although I "know you" only through your posts, I feel touched by your words and hope that the pain of your loss will subside leaving you with only wonderful memories.

diana

Paula, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Granny. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Karma

I'm so sorry that your granny isn't with you anymore. But knowing that she's cozy in your beautiful handknit socks must be a small comfort to you. Keep remembering those little things about your spitfire granny!

Christina

Dear Paula,

I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my grandmother a year ago and the last time I saw her I was knitting. It comforts me now (though it was often painful at first) to think of her when I knit, as it reminds me of that day. You are in my thoughts.

Jana

I'm hoping as a 'spitfire' your grandma got to live a long full life. I wish you and your family peace during this difficult time.

Lori

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Chrissy

WOW! Those socks are so gorgeous!!

Anna

I am so sorry about your grandmother. I lost my father last August after we battled his cancer for 10 months. Knitting got me through it weirdly enough. I took a part-time job in a knitting store, knit in a cancer-caregivers support group, knit through various emergency room visits, knit as we watched TV together & listened to audio books, and at the end, knit by his bed. Peace to you and your grandmother.

Little Dutch Girl

Hello there,

I don't know you but I stumbled upon your blog.

My Oma passed a few years ago from a stroke and you and I seemed to pass those days in a similar fashion. Unlike Granny - Oma was a knitter and who I learned knitting from.

I feel your loss and I am sorry you have to feel the sorrow you do. It gets better.

Julia

Beautiful. Beautiful post, beautiful woman. I think it's great your grandmother left a bag of pre-crocheted baby clothes for the future babies! Haha! Thank you so much for sharing.

Annie

Your Grandmother sounds like quite a woman! I know she will be missed, but no less loved. My condolences to you and your family.

betty

My condolences. This is the most beautiful tribute I have ever read.

Terry

My condolences to you - you wrote a very touching entry. You did wonderful things for granny - I am sure she passed happily w. your knitting close by. Take care.

julia fc

So very sweet, and absolutely perfect that her socks go with her. Toasty toes for the after, I say. How lovely that you could be there for her comfort. Hugs to you.

jenifleur

I'm so sorry. The missing is so hard. I think it's touching that you each have tangible pieces of each other for comfort. {{{{Paula}}}}

allison

Oh goodness. I just lost my grandpa a week and a half ago, so my sympathies are certainly with you and your family in this difficult time. The shawl sounds like a wonderful thing to have, and I'm so glad you got to give her those beautiful socks.

jacqueline

my condolences to you. i am so glad you were able to give the socks to granny i am sure she is pretty happy to have them with her.

Maureen

How wonderful you had someone so special that makes saying goodbye so difficult - you are in my thoughts and prayers - God bless.

Carole

So sorry for your loss. I'm glad that the thought of the socks and your granny together brings you comfort.

elisa

Oh Paula, I am so sorry to hear about your Granny's passing. I understand completely about knitting helping you to stay present with your granny at the end of her life, and I can only imagine the comfort having your socks with her now brings you.

You are in my thoughts.

Love,
Elisa

Sara

It's wonderful that you could give her the socks. I'm sure she is smiling and wearing them. You're in my thoughts.

Bombsheep

I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my grandpa a while back and I know how you feel.

Cindy D

As Elizabeth used to say..."knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises"

We've all found solace through our craft. I'm truly sorry about your loss.

anmiryam

So sorry to hear about your granny. How lovely to give her a final pair of socks as a goodbye present. Hang in there.

Susan G.

Hi Paula:

I'm so sorry that your beloved granny passed. You've mentioned her so often, and it seems so sudden. I know you were devoted to her and she clearly loved you dearly.

I hope you can take comfort in the joy you and your gifts gave her.

Susan G.

Kristin

Paula,

What a beautiful entry in memory of your Granny. You've got a lot of friends who care about you. I hope that makes each day a little bit easier. See you soon.

K

jaya

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that things get easier with time.

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