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Old 03-18-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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For me, it just depends on what's going on in my life. Sometimes, I can finish a scarf in a day, other times it takes me 2-3 weeks.

I get impatient sometimes because I want the project to be finished, and I even "cheat" when I make certain scarves by getting the thickest yarn I can find and some large needles to make it go faster.

But as long as you love the craft, do it. It doesn't have to be a race. And if your finished projects look great, I wouldn't worry about being slow.



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Old 03-18-2005, 03:52 PM   #12
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Thanks Anna. Have a great day ! :XX:
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #13
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #14
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Charlotte, just my two cents here...you already are overcoming the Parkinson effects when you knit, which is a major accomplishment there in its self. (My God-mother had Parkinson's for as long as I can rember, she wouldn't shake when she held our hands. :D )I really don't think speed should factor into your work. I would imagine that you are not as slow as you think, but the repitition is what is frustrating. I know doing the same two stitches for 72 inches of scarf is tedious. Please don't be so hard on yourself, remember, you are making priceless gifts for your grandbabies!!!!
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I admire your perseverence despite your medical problems.(You probably already know that Parkinsons produces a resting tremor that goes away with any intentional movement.) For me the knitting is kind of like a Zen thing: while I'm absorbed in it I don't think about other stuff. That might be why I tend to pick out more challenging (for me) stuff to do. You might like smaller projects that have more details. Anyhow, lots of luck.
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:21 PM   #16
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Thanks Lisa and Jeremy for your kind words. I just lost my mom and can't seem to pick up my knitting needles again.(only been a week) Your kind words now are helpful and appreciative. I need to start knitting Xmas gifts for my grandchildren. Thanks again
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:55 PM   #17
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Charlotte, I am so sorry you lost your Mom. It is difficult at best----my Mom died in April. It leaves a hole you just don't know how to fill.

I found knitting to be a great therapy. Perhaps in a week or two you will feel the urge to pick up those knitting needles. Until then, be good to yourself.

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Charlotte,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom :(

It doesn't matter how old you are - when that happens you just want to be a kid again and crawl in someones lap to be loved.

Take some time for yourself to grieve, and don't try to get "back to normal" too soon. Your world has changed. Be nice to yourself. Grandchildren will know that Grandma's "hurting" right now. If the knitting helps calm you then go for it! If it stresses you out, put it away for a while!

BE GOOD TO CHARLOTTE FIRST!
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:38 PM   #19
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MaryS and MaryB God Bless you and thanks for the kind words. Take Care and have a safe holiday with your families. I am so fortunate considering what is going on about 300 miles south of where I live. I live close to Shreveport, LA North of New Orleans. Those poor people. Lord help them all. Anyway thanks again for your kindness.
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Charlotte, I am so sorry about your Mom's passing {{{{{hugs}}}}}. I lost my father 3 years ago. I can understand how hard this is on you.

As everyone else has said, take "you" time, you more than deserve it!!

Lots of love sent your way!!
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