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Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
  • Subject: Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:05:26 -0500 (EST)

I have at least two partially finished sweaters in a work basket.  For years
I knotted constantly - always took my knitting to meetings, etc.  I made
sweaters, stoles, numerous other things for family, friends, and even sold
some.  A friend who had connections at Bloomingdales' said she could
place my sweaters there, but I didn't want to be tied down to making the
same thing over and over.  The biggest pleasure was selecting new yarns,
planning patterns, making up new stitches, etc.  I did the most knitting in 
the fall and early winter watching football games on television.  Then, 
ten years ago in one of my rounds of Lyme disease, my right hand stopped
working right.  I had had some degree of ulnar neuropathy for years, but not
enough to keep me from knitting, but that time it did.  I miss knitting 
Every once in a while I go back and try again, but it just doesn't work any
more.   I haven't been able to watch football this season, either.
I have always hated to leave a job unfinished, but for the past year or so 
has seemed thatI was always working on something that I couldn't finish
until I had a further bit of information from someone I couldn't quite 
reach or
pin down.  Spent a lot of frustrating time that way getting Horticulture 
set up across the state, and I can see it coming at me again this spring.  
well, I'm officially retired from that job, even though I still do it, so 
maybe this
year I'll just quit and let someone else cope.
Happy New Year to all of you.  May 2012 be a great one in your gardens.
In a message dated 12/30/2011 1:15:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:

My oldest is a comforter I started in the late 60s. It is made of
squares, mostly Kettle cloth material, stuffed with stockings. It was a
time when women still had to wear stockings to work and had constant
runs. Great for the industry. It is one of the projects I plan to finish
this next year.

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 10:01:42 AM 
Subject: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year 

What's the oldest unfinished project you've found? I think I may have 
unearthed the oldest one. It was a dress that I started in Home Ec in about 
1964. After ripping out the zipper a half dozen times (my mother wouldn't 
let a stitch be out of place), I hated it so much that I refused to hem it. 
It showed up when we moved my folks to a senior apartment complex in '98 or 
so. I think I might have an unfinished sweater from '72 out in the garage. 



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