Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Friday, September 14, 2007


Some days I wonder if I'll ever feel normal again, but I know that eventually it will happen. That I won't wake up in the middle of the night thinking I heard Mom call me. I am catching up on my sleep after not sleeping much at all the last three days of her life. Thank goodness for good friends on the net and at the Sr. Center along with knitting, yarn, and the most wonderful husband in the world. The comments left to my last post along with the messages I received via email and phone calls have helped so much. We're starting to get some of the legal stuff taken care of - fortunately Mom & Dad had a living trust (as do we) so the hassles are minimal.

I've been knitting along on the hat & scarf sets for the homeless Veterans' shelter in Detroit using 3 to 4 strands of the machine knitting weight yarns that were donated to the Sr. Center. I'm also working on the last two of the fun fur hats combining the cream fun fur with Maritime Rainbow Dreams for the crowns.

I started de-junking the family room today - we don't use the room too often (I go down to watch tv & crochet on the rag-tag afghans during the season) and it has become a place to stash everything that we don't have room for elsewhere. I'm finding that several of the wool sweaters I bought a couple years ago to recycle the wool have developed moth holes so out they'll go. Fortunately, I don't have more than $1 tied up in any one of them so it's no great loss. Mothballs are on the list for this weekend's shopping trip along with more plastic totes that can be sealed for the sweaters and yarn that don't show signs of damage. It's something that I hadn't even thought about until I read the section on caring for wool in the latest KnitPicks catalog. I'm keeping my newly purchased Palette skeins sealed in plastic and I'll probably move my two wool shawls over to the cedar chest at Mom's house. I knew that there was a reason that I like acrylic yarns!! {g}

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Friday, September 07, 2007


Mom passed away early Wednesday morning and now memories of her are all I have.

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