Friday, May 2, 2008

a sad time


i have been having a lot of heartache and problems lately. my 83 year old father fell in his home and was taken to hospital where everything went rapidly downhill. he passed away tuesday morning and i have been busy informing friends and family and getting a priest (his cousin) and things like that. tomorrow my siblings and i are going to his house to see what needs to be done. the funeral is scheduled to wednesday.

in a time like this i cannot begin to say how much i enjoy knitting. there is something that doesn't ask anything or demand anything. i have started a fishtrap cardi for my nephew. the yarn is briggs little: canadian regal. i enjoy the roughness of this yarn enormously and it actually blooms and softens up when washed. as elizabeth says: knit on with confidence and hope through all crises.

12 comments:

K8 said...

I'm so sorry about your father! My husband's grandfather actually died the same day, and his funeral may also be the same day! Grief is hard. I know I haven't fully processed any of my grandparent's deaths, even though my mother's father died over a decade ago.

Since I cannot reach through to wires to give you a real hug (which I want to do), hug your sweater for me. It's beautiful!

tiennie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

Shan said...

Oh I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. I wish I could do something, bring something, help in some way but I can only send my sincere condolences to you and your family. I am thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers, especially on Wednesday.

XOXO
Shannon

Mandy said...

Oh, what terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

becky c. said...

I'm so sorry. (hug!)

Peggy said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. All my best wishes as you get through this rough time.
Knit on!

jeanfromcornwall said...

So sorry for your loss.

We all know that we are likely to lose our parents, but it still comes as a blow when it happens.

Keep knitting - it will do you good. Take good care of yourself.

Vivienne said...

Dear, I am so sorry. May the wool keep comforting you, and help you find the strength you need.

Janet said...

My sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Paula said...

My sympathy on the loss of your father. It is so hard to lose a parent, no matter what our age (or theirs). May good memories and good friends help you to smile a little bit more each day.

kathy in juneau said...

I'm very sorry to read about your father's death.

Sending good thoughts to you.

a friend to knit with said...

i am so sorry. hoping that you and your family are doing well. thoughts and prayers with you.