Return of the Necks

The winter after Ken died two of my favorite yarn shops were selling out; one was closing and the other was focusing on weaving supplies. I returned to an old easy thing – “necks.” In the cold winter it’s nice to have a scarf that doesn’t have flapping ends. They were thick and soft Merino yarn. I made some and then was asked to make some shorter for friends whose glasses had steamed up. Here …

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Greetings of the Season

Last year I skipped a tree. There were two dogs, multiple dog beds, and I was alone. This year I asked Loyal to cut a tree. My request was that he find one that is competing or shading the garden or otherwise needs to go. That’s what we have always done Two years ago I made an origami star; although it has a slight hole I can use it again. The angel is pressed paper. …

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A Milestone

These are about the last of Ken’s clothes. There were a lot as Ken kept buying things on sale as three different local clothing stores closed. Only a couple blazers and a suit remain. As I headed into winter there were jackets and coats friends could wear. Seeing these things made me cry until very recently. I may still see them on friends. When I see farmers wearing Ken’s clothes it just feels right.

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