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Welcome to The Widow's Walk!

**With increased hours and demands from my "outside" job, I am NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT CUSTOM ORDERS.**

I've been crafting, in one form or another, since I was a child. Although I enjoy ALL crafts, knitting is my true love. I hope you are able to see that love in the items I offer. Other craft forms will be incorporated in the not so distant future.

Shop name: To those of you who may not be familiar with the term, this excerpt from a poem by Kenneth Finn is probably the best description I can provide. "On the tops of the old sea captain's houses is a walkway, high on the roof, called a Widow's Walk and the wives of the captains were supposed to go up there and look for the return of their husband's ship from the sea. A large percentage of the captains never came back. Thus…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 10
  • Joined September 7, 2009

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Any and all scrumptious yarns

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About

Welcome to The Widow's Walk!

**With increased hours and demands from my "outside" job, I am NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT CUSTOM ORDERS.**

I've been crafting, in one form or another, since I was a child. Although I enjoy ALL crafts, knitting is my true love. I hope you are able to see that love in the items I offer. Other craft forms will be incorporated in the not so distant future.

Shop name: To those of you who may not be familiar with the term, this excerpt from a poem by Kenneth Finn is probably the best description I can provide. "On the tops of the old sea captain's houses is a walkway, high on the roof, called a Widow's Walk and the wives of the captains were supposed to go up there and look for the return of their husband's ship from the sea. A large percentage of the captains never came back. Thus the daily walks, had nothing to do with viewing ships. The walks were the recognition, that these women were not truly in control of anything in their lives. It was a constant reminder."

When working outside the home full time, I always felt deprived of the time I had for my craft projects. Then, the "powers that be" out-sourced my job, which devastated me at the time. I now see it as one of the greatest blessings I could have received. It allowed me to have the time that I needed to care for my Mother, and caring for my Mother gave me the time to pursue my creations.

I live on the coast of Virginia, and love everything associated with the sea, so the name and description fits perfectly, and doesn't pigeon hole me into only one area of creativity.

Even if we are not truly in control of anything in our lives, there is always a silver lining to those thunderclouds if you look hard enough.

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