Luv 2 knit! I’m a widowed grandmother and I’ve been raising my granddaughter since the death of her mother (my only child), whom I call Angel in my posts. There isn’t much time to knit until after my granddaughter goes to bed (and sports, and laundry, and homework) - hence the ‘Goodnightgram’ thingy. She’s the ‘Goodnight’ half and I’m the ‘Gram’ half.
I’ve been knitting a long time. I keep some of what I knit and I give some away. I like to rescue unfinished knitting projects and old yarn from thrift shops and try to make something worth sharing. I chose the holiday theme for my blog because knitting is like making Christmas presents all year long. Fa la la la lah!
Once in a while, I refer to my late husband. I call him Officer Friendly on my blog. My mother is still alive and Goodnight and I spend time with her. We call her Gr8 because she is Goodnight’s great-grandmother. If I refer to my dad, I call him Mr. Gr8.
Not too many other characters in my soap opera, so far. I have a brother who lives in Indiana and I refer to him as Indybro. Other characters will be added if they come up frequently.
Favorite Books: The Peasants by Wladyslaw Reymont in four volumes: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer. And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokov. There’s a reason they won the Nobel Prize for Literature . . .
Favorite Hymn: It is well with my Soul by Horatio Spafford (penned after the loss of all four of his daughters when their ship sank. His only son had died two years before.) There are some beautiful renditions. Take your pick. Wintley Phipps at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYFjikyp7mQ&feature=related ; Mahalia Jackson at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wziwGZq06PE&feature=fvw; or an American Sign Language version by Vernado that I find particularly beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDdaLGbcrOI
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