of a sock

We had organised a day off work today to go visit my dad but he died yesterday afternoon.

I’d been wishing I’d taken some knitting with me when we visited last week, something comforting to do while he was sleeping, and something to show him when he was awake. He couldn’t talk much but he could show what he thought and I thought he’d be happy.  I’d planned to take my sock along today.

So today, even though it wasn’t nearly cold enough, I put on my warm cable jumper and rode the tram in to Morris & Sons, to browse the lovely yarns, and to buy a beautiful blue skein of yarn for a small project I’ve been thinking about over the past few weeks.

And then I came home and sat on the back step in the sunshine and thought about my dad and knitted my sock.


13 responses to “of a sock

  1. I am so sorry for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m sure your dad is smiling and watching over you while you’re knitting.

  2. I’m so sorry, Tony. :(!

  3. Oh such sad news to hear 😥 Your gift socks would have been much appreciated this year. What a lovely photo memory to have too ~ Hope you can take any time off you need and have many absorbing projects to be of some comfort this month xx

  4. Tony, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My very best wishes to you and yours at this time, and I hope Willy and Kuma are giving you lots of extra snuggles right now.

  5. *hugs* This is so beautifully written xx

  6. Oh Tony – so sorry to hear this! {hugs} Thinking of you. Saying goodbye is so very hard. That is a lovely photo of you and your Dad. Take care.

  7. Nyss, Dana, Hoi and Penny, thanks xx

  8. I’m sitting here crying for you. I am so sad for you. Your post is a beautiful tribute to your Dad. Thinking of you. Kerryn

  9. Sorry for your loss xoxo

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