Our friend Judy’s Obituary

Our friend from knitting class, Judy Morris, died on April 2nd after a long battle with cancer. She was a warm, sweet, funny person and a very talented knitter.

Judy from our Knitting Class

Here Judy is modeling a sweater she just finished, along with a Santa she made in a photo I took in December.

Her Obituary from the Indianapolis Star:

Judith Ann Morris 53, Speedway, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010 after a long courageous battle against cancer. A graduate of Speedway High School, she attended Butler University and St. Mary of the Woods. She was a self-employed bookkeeper and tax preparer. She cherished time spent with family and friends, especially in Alabama and Florida. She loved pets, knitting, music, and motor sports, especially the Indy 500 which she attended 38 times. She was preceded in death by her parents, James H. and Helen M. (Huber) Morris. She is survived by her sister, Kathy Morris, of Naples Florida; a brother, David (Joy) Morris, of Mobile, Alabama; nieces, Hannah, Monica, and Jessica; aunts, Marjorie Morris, and Rosemary Huber; uncle, Kenneth Huber; several cousins; and her cherished cat, Mr. Danny-Doodle. Memorials can be made in Judy’s memory to the Embrace Program at Wishard Hospital, or the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home of Indianapolis. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. “Do not grieve for me, but live every day to the fullest and cherish one another.”

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Super Swirl Scarf Pattern

Super Swirl Scarf Pattern

This is a pattern that was handed out free at Mass Ave. Knit Shop. I took a photo because the print copies were all gone.

Three balls of cotton (300 yards or so).

Needles: Size 7 or 8

Cast on 22 stitches.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K 8, turn and knit back.
Row 3: K 6, turn and knit back.
Row 4: K 4, turn and knit back.

Repeat 4 rows to desired length, ending with Row 4. Bind Off.

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February Blahs

Seasonal Affective Disorder has hit me full in the face in the last several weeks, and sadly, my 365 project is a casualty. Between a number or projects at work and the weather, I can’t seem to get photos processed and online. I’m actually not far behind on taking the pictures, but my enthusiasm for editing is out the window. I’m hoping it comes back once spring starts to come into the picture.

On the other hand, you know what I am keeping up with? You know exactly what I’m going to say here, right? Yep. In the past nine months I’ve finished: four scarves, two hats, a large pillow, and a pair of leg warmers. I have in progress (with significant amounts of work finished): a sweater, a baby blanket, and three more scarves. And I have some sampler squares for practice that will eventually be an afghan. I’m rocking on the knitting, which seems to be an antidote to the SAD. And far from stressing me out or feeling like an obligation, it’s actually fun.

So I am accomplishing something, even if it’s just decompressing in a brightly colored, snuggly warm way. What could be wrong with that? Nothing, I say! Nothing at all! Pay no attention to that cynical voice behind the curtain! Knitting is awesome. Now if I could just find some murders to solve, I’d rocking the Miss Marple homage big time.

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