Surviving Stitch by Stitch: Guest blogging at HobbyReads This Week

The earthquake hit L’Aquila, Italy on April 6, 2009. Maria D’Antuono, a resourceful 98-year-old, grabbed her knitting supplies and crawled under her bed. The stone house crumbled around her, yet, when firefighters found Maria 30 hours later, she was not only unhurt but continued to knit.

“At least let me comb my hair,” she said to her rescuers as they helped her to safety.

Read the rest of my guest post at http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/hobbyreads/surviving-stitch-by-stitch.html .

6 thoughts on “Surviving Stitch by Stitch: Guest blogging at HobbyReads This Week

  1. Ellen Morris Prewitt March 10, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    I have failed to learn how to knit more times than I can count. I’m so glad others can do it, and I love the idea of magical knitting.

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    • Erin March 11, 2015 / 8:17 am

      I pretty much feel like whenever I finish a knitted project that magic must have played a role because I’m about the least crafty person there is. I once knitted mittens for my niece that had giant thumbs, more appropriate for Sissy Hankshaw from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues than a 10-year-old girl.

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  2. cleemckenzie March 16, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Focus! That’s the key to surviving these kinds of life threatening events. That and a dose of humor. “Let me comb my hair?” Wonderful.

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  3. Erin March 16, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I so agree and wish I could have met Maria D’Antuono… She sounded like a woman with an excellent sense of humor.

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