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For Uncle Kent

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Its been a crazy week at our house. First Brian came down with the flu which got passed on to me. Fortunately Maddie has not had it but Brian and I both have ear infections caused by the flu. Lovely! I didn’t do much of anything but sleep the first day and half but after that Maddie and I started running through all the Jane Austen movies to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime! In between I did manage some reading of Dragonfly in Amber which I am enjoying for the second time.I traded off with listening to The Count of Monte Cristo too! I also managed to finish knitting the pink mittens I was making for myself. Now they need to be felted which I plan on working on over the weekend.

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On Friday we received word that the house of our favorite “Uncle” Kent burned to the ground. Uncle Kent is the director of Camp Fowler, the summer camp Maddie attends, and a member of our church congregation. Sadly the family dog, Jonah, who is also a big part of Camp Fowler as well, died in the fire. Maddie was very upset and I knew we needed to do something more than just give to the fund to help her deal with it. I hit upon the idea to put together a kitchen basket of items they can use now and when the house is rebuilt. Why a kitchen basket? We can all participate as a family! Maddie is making potholders with her loom, I am making dishcloths and Brian can pick out some basic utensils at the store(being a chef that is very much his area!). I ended up needing to order more loops for Maddie’s loom and got a package on Amazon which arrived yesterday. She already has one done and waiting for me to take off the loom! I finished one dishcloth and moved on to number 2. Maddie and I thought we would listen to some of Uncle Kent’s stories while we work this afternoon. The dishcloth pattern is the ballband dishcloth from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book.

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Hopefully the basket will be useful for Kent and Jill. Hopefully we all start feeling better soon! What are you working on?

Joining Small Things for the Yarn Along.

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4 thoughts on “For Uncle Kent

  1. What a wonderful idea to do a kitchen basket! There seem to have been several fires in our area recently, and I think this is such a great way to give back, I might have to follow suit! I also love to find all the Jane Austen movies on Netflix and Amazon prime 🙂

  2. We have been sick too, such a drag. So sorry about the fire but what a great idea you had. It’s a wonderful way for all of you to help. A positive happy step for everyone. Good plan.

  3. Oh what a tragedy. It is such a great idea to do a kitchen basket to bless the family. I love making the ballband dishcloths, it’s one of my favorite patterns!

  4. So many fun projects you have going on at your house. Watching Jane Austen movies is a great way to pass away the time while you are recovering. Such a sad story about the fire. Fires always scared me as a child. What a good idea you had for Maddie to help.

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