I've had my 15 minutes of fame!

A man who knits (me) had his 15 minutes of fame. I wrote a story that won 1st runner-up in the "Write a Dear Reader Contest." Since then the trail has spread to Ravelry and one of my new friends there has indicated that he was going to spread the word here. If any of you want to read the story I wrote you can find it on the September 11th issue of DearReader.com.

The link is:
http://dearreader.typepad.com/dear/2014/09/dear-reader-column-09-11-14.html

My thanks go to Mmario for the pattern I used to knit this veil!

Comments

Crafty Andy's picture

Congratulations!

kiwiknitter's picture

Rick, Thank you for sharing your life with us. You wrote such a heart-warming story with a beautiful ending. It was heartening to read your story of fortitude and vision. I can see why you won recognition in the contest. The veil is gorgeous beyond description and can only be a treasure beyond any valuation for your daughter. I must add that I thought your use of knitting as a way to control the scratching was very clever! It's a great story, well worth the telling. I'm glad your health has improved, you continue to knit and to share here.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Jesse. I don't think of it as a challenge. I am pleased to be starting a new life and giving Mom the comfort of nearby family.

Mark

CLABBERS's picture

Rick,
I sat here and got all emotional while reading your story. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am going through a divorce just now and I will be moving to Florida mid October. At that time, I will be leaving my 31-year-old son behind as he is a successful web designer/developer in Chicago's Loop. I know that when I drive away and see him waving, it will be one of the saddest moments in my life. Thankfully, we have web cams and that will have to do. On the plus side, I will be near my 88-year-old mother, just about 4 miles from her, so I can help her when needed. None of her four sons live near her, so I thought since I was going to move, why not make it my mission to enjoy my mom for as long as possible. All that ran through my mind as I read your story. I have a huge lump i my throat now as I write this. Thankfully, both you and I will emerge happier and stronger, both physically and mentally. You really touched me with this story. Bless you for writing it. I am so glad that your health has improved.

Hugs.

Mark

kiwiknitter's picture

And, the best to you, Mark, with your newest challenges.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

BuduR's picture

I seldom get serious. I prefer to laugh and make others laugh. But your story made me cry. Try not to do that too often, I worked hard to get my heartless bitch reputation ^^

The veil is beautiful and kudoos for taking on one of MMarios patterns. I still fear them.

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TomH's picture

Congrats, Rick. I know I've been away from this site for a very long time. But logged in tonight and was thrilled to again hear of the beautiful bridal veil you knitted for your daughter. Hugs! - TomH