One day out of the blue, Lonna found her life interrupted by delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the anxiety, sleeplessness, and ongoing chest pains were the legacy of the chaos that took over her life when her first husband’s brain tumour took hold and turned him into a stranger with a familiar face. During and after his illness she had so much on her plate that she just kept on pushing through life, fully occupied with a child to raise, bills to pay, and a life to rebuild. The old troubles were tucked away in the hopes that time would heal the wounds.
Well, time alone didn’t do it, and Just Keep Knitting is the result of Lonna's healing work: both the story it tells and the knitting projects that she created as she wrote her story.
This book will shine a light of hope so that perhaps, someday, there might be just enough light for someone else to find a way out of the dark.
** Knitters: additional project information is available on Ravelry, including notes on how to proceed if your eReader gives you grief.
|Publisher:||Apple Jack Creek Books|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Lonna Cunningham is a fibre artist, writer, and small holder who lives in rural Alberta with her family, some chickens, dogs, cats, sheep, and a cow or two. Her former career in Information Technology came to an abrupt end with the onset of Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in early 2011: you can read about her journey through trauma in her first book, Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre. Lonna is also the author of The Rookie’s Field Guide to Supported Spinning, a how-to book for people who would like to be able to make pretty string with nothing more than a handful of fibre, a weighted stick, and a dish. Fibre artists will probably know Lonna as Frazzlehead, from Ravelry – and if you are a fibre artist who has not yet found ravelry.com, you need to check it out! There’s a wealth of information and a lot of interesting people hanging out there, Lonna included. Look her up – she’d love to hear from you.
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"Rainbow Dash, stop! You're dragging me through mud!" Rarity said, shaking off her fluttery pink dress. Rainbow Dash smirked. "Your dress is too heavy! We need to get into the cave!" Rarity looked down at her dress. The hem of the long cape was lined with real crystals, and there was one large, heart-shaped crystal on the neck. Rarity took off the cape and jewel reluctantly. "Rainbow Dash, do you think humans are real?" Rainbow Dash's eyes grew large with daring. "No, but that would be AWESOME to see one!" Rarity shook her head sadly. "Only a filly would want to meet something as scary as humans! You remember the dogs that we met? I heard humans own dogs!" Rainbow Dash frowned momentarily, but the frown turned quickly to a smile. "Humans are as tough as me! Cool!" They were nearing the cave. Rarity looked around the cave. It was dimming out, and the cave was dark at the corners. Rarity felt like crying. She was acting like a fearful filly while chasing after the Princesses amulet. Rainbow Dash followed up when they heard footsteps in the corner of the cave. Rainbow Dash landed on her hooves. Rarity hid behind her. "A... a human?" She whimpered. Rarity was right. The human was very scary too. Lights flickered. Two beds were sitting against the wall. The human was smiling, blood dribbling out of his mouth. He was covered in blood, never blinking, and he was holding a knife. "Lay down on the beds, or I'll kill you early," he rasped. Rarity looked around scaredly. Rainbow Dash stared in shock. He raised his knife in the air. "Rarity... I have a plan to kill him before-" Rainbow Dash said. Rarity interrupted, "No, Rainbow Dash. He'll kill us first!" "Trust me." "I'm not going to trust you." "Go to sleep," the human said. Rarity felt a sharp pain in her back. She looked down at her back. Her beautiful coat was spattered with blood. "Oh no you don't," a mares voice came from the shadows. It was another human, but not as creepy. She had long black hair. Her eyes were closed, and she was wearing blue eye shadow. She was hitting him with her bare fists. He looked pretty weak. After one more hit, he was dead. The girl turned to Rarity and Rainbow Dash. "Every time. I don't know what that was, but it wasn't my Jeffrey. By the way, my name is Jane. Here you go." Jane's hand stretched out and opened. Resting in the palm of her hand was the rainbow shimmery amulet. Rainbow Dash took it with pride. "I'll go take this to Her Royal Highness. You go back to your fashion workshop and work on that dress." Rainbow Dash flew off. BACK AT THE WORKSHOP... Rarity looked at her needle and thread. Her hooves were still drenched in blood. If only I'd trusted Rainbow Dash, she thought, I wouldn't be covered in blood and dirt. If only... THE END!~sunkit
The Beauty of Trust! Forgot who wrote it srry. Next contest at Derpy res one.