Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Usually, when I blog, I’m hoping to make you smile and if I’m having a really good day, laugh. Today, I’m thinking about how short life is and how lucky I feel just to be able to walk among the flowers.
Last week was a sad one and I coped in the only way I know how. I knit. I made an afghan square in memory of Krystle Campbell. Originally, I was making a red, white, and blue cable square, but then, I thought, she wasn’t a soldier or a combat pilot. She was a girl cheering for a runner, just trying to enjoy the day…and I knit a tulip.
Tulip Square in Pink ButtercupsTulip Square in wild lantana

While taking pictures, I saw one lone dandelion, thought of all the wishes she might have had, all the dreams that would never be realized and shed a tear.
Dandelion
Then I went inside, wrapped it up with a bluebonnet and a prayer and sent it to her family. I hope knowing that other people care will ease their sorrow, even if for just a little while.

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15 Comments

  1. Vera says:

    A beautiful square to remember someone special.
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  2. Chris says:

    What a beautiful cloth and a beautiful sentiment.

  3. Carrie says:

    You just got way more awesome.

    Way more.
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  4. Bonnie says:

    Amen.
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  5. Jess says:

    Beautifully made and said.
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  6. Nisse says:

    What a beautiful way of using this topic for sharing such a powerful feeling with us. Thank you! You made us stop and think about all this again and turned into something beautiful.

  7. AllyB says:

    Such a pretty project for springtime. A very nice job of knitting too.
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  8. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful gesture! I love the tulip square.
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  9. Gorgeous square. Hard to know how to cope with a tragedy like this.
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  10. Joanna says:

    That is such a wonderful sentiment, and a gorgeous afghan square.
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  11. wonderwhygal says:

    What a beautiful thought to honor a memory.

  12. Alicia says:

    This is lovely.
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  13. Karin says:

    So nice.


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