Knitted Family

I was visiting an elderly friend a while ago and became fascinated as she knitted without watching her fingers, and talked. Our conversation wandered through family … ordinary everyday things. It was comfortable and curiously comforting …

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KNITTED FAMILY                                            345

sixty-three grandchildren
run between her fingers
as her wool slips on the needles
and her voice twines names
like stitches to be unravelled

stories are the thread
of our conversation
while the blue wool loops
houses, parents, children
into a jacket
knitted through generations

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first published in Green’s Magazine

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berry & the bandThe Berry Books are perfect for 3-6 year-olds: Berry the mouse, who lives in a tree, gets into funny situations, and has to find his way out of them.

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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