For Pauline

We lost a lovely, funny, talented lady last week. Knit Night at Red Apple Yarn will not be the same without her. I can do no better than Jude’s words…

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Last week our friend Pauline died. Our thoughts are with her family, who have been through so much during her illness.

She was a warm and generous person with time for people. We shared the enjoyment in making knitting, collecting wool and sharing a hobby with others. While the shop has been open she has been a rock, encouraging me, listening to my struggles with commerce and buoying me up when things went wrong. I enjoyed her company. I wish I could have protected her from the cancer that ended her life too soon. I would have liked to get on and do all the things we had talked about doing  – visiting the lavender fields and that infamous trip to Shetland in a minibus with all the other ‘mad knitters of Lampeter’.  Every time I pick up needles and start a lace pattern I’ll remember her in my stitches…

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  1. Laurie Graves

     /  March 15, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss.

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  2. I’m so sorry for you and all her knitting friends, who have clearly lost a pearl of great price. Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute with us.

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  3. Very sad news.

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  4. So sorry to hear of the loss of your good friend.

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  5. So sorry Jan to hear that you lost a friend. The world needs more knitters.

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  6. I think I have only been in Red Apple Yarn once and did not know Pauline but it was a lovely shop full of beautiful yarn and warm feelings. I am so sorry you have lost a friend but hope you manage to do some of the things you planned in her memory.

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    • The shop is still there – it’s owned by Jude who wrote the post I shared, but Pauline worked in there and was a big part of the place. I think Pauline will always be part of the shop and every time we get together there to knit, we’ll have a little bit of her with us.

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  7. It is the greatest compliment to a good person to be missed when they leave us. It sounds as though this lovely person made many hearts glad to have known her. Thanks for sharing Jan xoxo

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  8. I so sorry that your friend had passed away ❤

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  9. magpiesue

     /  March 15, 2018

    It’s so hard when we lose a good person out of the world. I’m sorry for your loss.

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  10. Oh, Jan, it’s hard to lose friends, isn’t it? I’m sorry.

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  11. What beautiful words and how lovely to have such a supportive group of friends around you.

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  12. A fitting tribute to a good friend–I’m sorry for your loss.

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  13. Oh I’m sorry. Pauline sounds like a wonderful friend

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  14. I’m sorry for your loss. Pauline sounds like a good friend to all who knew her.

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  15. Oh, I’m so sorry, Jan! Pauline sounds like a wonderful person, and I’m sure she’s sorely missed in your group. 💚

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