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December 16, 2015



I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandfather. Cherish your memories and they will keep him close in your heart. Don't worry about the 12 Days of Sock Yarn at all! You have given us 4, yes 4 great kits this month and so much more over this past year. My wish for you is that you have a wonderful Christmas season with more time to knit than you have hoped for.


I'm sorry about your grandfather. My grandmother died this year, too, so I have a sense of how much that sucks. (And how surprisingly hard it is, given their and our ages.) I wish you good memories to get you through the dark times, just as we have colored lights to get us through these final, darkest days of the year.


My grandmother was like that to me, I like the word epic. I'll think of her that way. Although she was not a knitter, she was the one who taught me to crochet, embroider, and helped with the crazy craft projects I somehow got myself in to. She had the knack for making all of us feel like we were her 'favorite'.
My children cherish still some of the handmade toys and quilts she made for them. Thanks for all you do to encourage us to continue the tradition of the love of crafting and creating beautiful things with our hands:)


I am so sorry for your loss. He must have been an incredible person to help raise someone as kind and generous as you.

Susan Hill

Loved your story about your Grandfather. I never knew my Grandparents but now I'm a Grandmother to my wonderful 13-year-old Grandson. I strive to be the kind of Grandmother you've all described and feel I've succeeded. We are very close and I hope that someday when he has children of his own, he'll tell them he had an epic Grandmother. Love to knit for him also and he appreciates my efforts. Echo Leslie - no problem with missing 12 days this year. I got 3 of the 4 awesome kits and love each of them. You do a great job for your customers and we all appreciate you. Best wishes for 2016.


Condolences to you and your family. It does sound like you have some treasured memories and that you can keep forever. Hope you enjoy this time with family and friends. Take care.

Marjorie Millner

My condolences on the loss of your grandfather. My grandparents were all wonderful role models and sources of unconditional love for me, so I empathize with you in your loss, and celebrate that you were lucky enough to have such a wonderful man in your life. And no worries about taking a break from the 12 Days of Sock Yarn this year-- heck, you've had so many giveaways as part of the 10th Anniversary year, it's been the 12 Days of Sock Yarn all year long! I hope you'll take the time and energy you would have had to spend on the 12 Days of Sock Yarn and spend time enjoying your family.


I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather but what a wonderful legacy he has left. And yes, he will live on in you and your boys and remain in your heart forever.

Christine Newman-Aumiller

I'm with everyone else: don't fret about what you didn't get done, celebrate all that you did! It was a wonderful year full of tremendous memories that will carry you forward.


One of God's greatest gifts is memory. You are able to relive the times spend with your Grandfather and share them with your children and us. Your Christmas will probably be a bittersweet one but make the most of it.

Renee' Sawyer

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandfather. It is beyond hard to lose those that are close to us...From what you said it sounds like he was a great man. Give your boys a hug with a little nod of thanks to Grandpa. Isn't life amazing!


I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Both my grandfathers died years before I was born but I grew up in an extended family that I saw very often. I had 12 cousins in one family - the oldest just 4 years younger than my mother (they grew up as cousins/sisters) & the youngest 10 years older than I. So they were all more like aunts & uncles than cousins. I grew up seeing & playing with their kids often. And my mother's brother & sister (& her husband) were a daily part of my life. As a baby, I lived with my mother, grandmother, aunt, & uncle (4F) while my father & sunt's husband were fighting in WWII. Then my aunt & her husband bought a 2 flat & lived in one unit with my uncle & grandma while my parents & we kids lived in the other one. When we outgrew that, my parents & aunt & uncle bought houses next door to each other (with a gate in the fence in between to make it easy to run back & forth). In effect, I grew up with 2 moms & 3 dads. When we didn't like what mom made for dinner, we'd go next door to see what my aunt had made. They're all gone now as are most if my older cousins but I have so many wonderful memories & all the love enriched my life so much.

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