Sunday, March 31, 2019

Celebrating Life and Plans for Knitting

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been a bit busier lately and I am also getting ready for a new season. Last night I went to my great uncle Paul's celebration of Life which was a funeral service at the church, followed by a reception and many lovely speeches about memories of him. He was an amazing man and had so many friends and family that adored him,  he will be missed. It made me reflect on our lives and how we touch the lives of others and what kind of legacy we want to leave behind to family and friends. We choose how we treat others and ourselves each day and we can work on accomplishing our goals and dreams so we feel fulfilled at the end of our lives. A recent retirement party at work also made me think of this as well as she was well loved and respected by so many colleagues. I can learn a lot from both my uncle and my manager for the lives they lead and how they treated others.

“We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.” ― Desmond Tutu.
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis

I finished the Michele hat a couple of weeks ago and I have not cast on a new project since. It always feels so weird when I don't have a knitting project on the go. I love to knit and watch YouTube and television shows and my hands feel so empty when I am not knitting. I also love how you can feel so productive when working on a project while watching things otherwise I have this feeling like I should be doing something else. I will probably go by Michaels to pick up some yarn for a new project soon and maybe start on a quick project in the meantime. Easter is coming so I might be inspired to knit something for Easter. Some projects that I found on Ravelry that looked cute and fun to knit were Henry's Bunny,and Tiny Parlor Cat. I might knit both of these as gifts. I am still researching shawl patterns to start one soon.

I am still reading Quiet by Susan Cain and A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. I am enjoying both books and will be finished soon and ready to start a new book.

How was your weekend? What are you reading and working on?


  1. I agree. Big changes in the lives of people around us make us think about our own lives. Introspection is a good thing.

    1. Yes it is hard when these things happen but they do bring with them reflection and a different outlook on life.

  2. Sorry about your Uncle. I try to be grateful daily but I think it's so easy to get into the regular groove and forget.

    1. Thank you Karen, I agree in the busyness of life it is easy to forget to be grateful.

  3. Sorry to hear about your uncle, remembering and celebrating someone's life is a special thing to do. I hope you find peace as you reflect on your memories. I liked your hat and look forward to seeing what else you knit. I've just finished a blanket and am catching up with a few small knit/crochet items. I'm reluctant to tackle something big just yet. Cathy x


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