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  • Many condolences to Kay and her family.
    Shona

  • Blessings to Kay and Peter and their family and all those who know them.

  • Oh my goodness. I am so so sorry, Kay. I will light a candle for you and yours.

  • I am sure this was quite a shock and an extremely difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kay and her family.

  • Kay, I’m so very sorry for you. Please know that you’ll be in my thoughts.

  • Sending lots of love and condolences to Kay and her family.

  • My thoughts are you with you and your family at this most difficult time in your lives.

  • Kay, I was so saddened by this news. Know that we are sending you and your family love and strength for the months to come.

  • Many prayers and loving thoughts to Kay and her family at such a difficult time.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Love and my very best wishes to all.

  • Oh, Kay. I don’t know how helpful the well-wishes of strangers can be at a time like this, but your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry.

  • So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so sorry to hear about your beloved husband. I wish strength to you for your family, your grieving, youself and life.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Ellen

  • May his memory be eternal!

  • I am so very very sorry. Deepest condolences.

  • Kay, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  • My heartfelt sympathy.

  • My thoughts are with your family, Kay, I’m so sorry.

  • warm hugs and sweet memories are my wishes for you.

  • Kay
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Karen

  • Dear Kay,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My heartfelt sympathies to Kay and her family. I will be knitting in his memory….

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Kay. It’s good to have good friends around you.

  • My condolences and prayers to Kay and family.

  • Kay: so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  • Kay – so sorry for your loss – please know that many thoughts and prayers are headed the right direction for you and your family. Blessings to all.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kay’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathy for Kay and her family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the joy of your memories help you in grief.

  • So sorry for Kay and her family.

  • Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry. Please know that much love is going out to you and your family. How shocking, sad and just plain terrible!!! My sincere condolences.
    The same love is going to you and the same joy you’ve given to all of us.
    So saddened by such a crushing loss.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, Kay and Ann and families. Warm, fuzzy cashmere thoughts to all (and thanks for the wonderful idea of charity knitting in honor of Kay and Peter).

  • May his memory be for blessing.

  • Sending many condolences to Kay and her family, my thoughts are with you all.

  • How very sad. Words are so inadequate. Prayers for your family are abounding.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorrow for your loss, and for the suddeness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that all of these shared comments from your extended knitting “family” will help to comfort you.

  • Dear Kay
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you be surrounded by love and support during this difficult time.
    Lisa

  • Oh, Kay. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you, Carrie and Joseph must have brought him such joy every day. You are all in our hearts.

  • yet another lurker coming out to say that although words are inadequate there are many grieving for your grief and wishing you and your family the best.

  • Oh my! I am so sorry and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Gentle hugs for you and your kiddos.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart.

  • Sincere condolences to Kay, from a long-time lurker. I am so sorry to hear your news.

  • My deepest sympathy–I’m thinking of, and praying for, you and your family.

  • Sincere condolences to Kay, from a long-time lurker. I am so sorry to hear your news.

  • I offer my deepest condolences. I am so sorry.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry to read this. I send my deepest condolences to Kay and her family. Take care,
    Charlotte

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies, best thoughts, and strongest prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dear Kay: I was so shocked to see this post by Ann. I am just finishing a Baby Surprise Sweater for my granddaughter today but will now be honored to donate it to Afghans for Afghans in the name of your family. All my best, Pattie in San Francisco

  • Dear Kay: I was so shocked to see this post by Ann. I am just finishing a Baby Surprise Sweater for my granddaughter today but will now be honored to donate it to Afghans for Afghans in the name of your family. All my best, Pattie in San Francisco

  • Kay, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Kay, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Condolences to Kay and her family.

  • I will keep Kay and her family in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • When my father passed away not long ago I was devastated. I was also amazed by the outpouring of support I received for people within the crafting community. I never though that the kind words of strangers could make such a difference but they did; a big difference.
    I’ll be keeping Kay and her family in my thoughts.

  • Condolences to Kay and her family and friends. Donations of knitted afghans will be sent.

  • i’m so sorry kay. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Deepest sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • Deepest sympathies, Kay. I will be thinking of you and your husband.

  • I am very, very sorry. Not much more to say.
    With prayers,
    Andrea

  • My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry.

  • I am so sorry!

  • I am so sorry for you loss.

  • I’m so very, very sorry. My deepest sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • My condolences Kay, your family is in my prayers.
    Gwyneth

  • I am so very sorry for your loss, Kay. I am thinking of you and will go knit something for Afghans for Afghans in his memory.

  • My condolences to the whole Gardiner family.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry. I hope you and your kids find comfort in each other.

  • Dear Kay,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Hugs to you and your children. I hope your knitting will bring you peace as you go through this difficult time.
    Love, Kristin

  • That’s just awful news. I wish Kay and her family my best and hope that somehow they can feel all the supporting thoughts that will be going out to them at this time.

  • My heart goes out to you and your family in this hard time.

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You and your family are in my thougths and prayers. Deepest sympathies, Linda

  • My deepest sympathies, Kay, to you and your family. Prayers and blessings for the strength and comfort of happy memories and your love for each other in this time. I was just planning an Afghan for Afghans; When it is done I will send it in Peter’s honor.

  • I am so very sorry. Sending you loving thoughts.

  • My deepest sympathies for your terrible loss.

  • Oh my. I am so very very sorry to read this. Please give Kay our love and hugs. I will keep her and her children in my prayers. I am so sorry.

  • My sympathies to Kay and her family, and all who knew Peter.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, and best wishes to Kay and her family. How dreadful.

  • My prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Kay, Holding you and your family in the light. Kate

  • A blog comment seems like such a trivial way to say I’m so sorry, but I am. I’ll be thinking of them.

  • Dear Kay — I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family, and sending loving and comforting thoughts your way.

  • Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁 Thoughts and prayers are with your family!!

  • Peace and blessing to Kay and all whom were touched by Peter’s life and love.

  • Dear Kay, I’ll be keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences. Lisa

  • Oh Kay — my sincere sympathies. I want to add my thoughts and prayers to those of countless other unknown knitters who have come to regard you as a dear friend – Shar

  • Oh Kay — my sincere sympathies. I want to add my thoughts and prayers to those of countless other unknown knitters who have come to regard you as a dear friend – Shar

  • my thought are with you and your family.

  • My prayers and thoughts with Kay, her family and friends… how very sad. Linda

  • Kay, Carrie & Joseph,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My dearest passed away suddenly in August so I have a good idea of what you’re going through right now. Actually, I’m still going through it. Grief may have stages but it has no timeline. Hold each other close and lean on your friends and family. My prayers go out to all of you.

  • Much love to Kay through this difficult time. I’m so sorry to hear this.

  • Kay – I’m so, so, so sorry. So. Sorry.
    That’s all I can say.

  • We count ourselves truly honoured to have met Peter, a true gentleman and one of the most generous souls you could imagine. Visiting New York will not be the same without him to regale us with wonderful tales of people, places, (breakfast cereal, it has to be said) and baseball. We will miss him, and we can only guess just how much you, Carrie and Joseph will too. Our thoughts and love are with you. Belinda and Neil x x x

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I am very sorry about your sad news. As you read all these posts you will see many feel your pain and want to be a comfort to you. Wishing you the best.

  • Kay,
    Deepest condolences to you and the kids and the rest of your family.
    A big hug,
    Nilda

  • I am so sorry, there’s nothing to be said other than I hurt for you.

  • Kay – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children

  • Many condolences to Kay and her family. I hope that our knitting will offer a small measure of comfort in this difficult time.

  • My sympathy and prayers go to Kay and her family. I am reminded again on how precious our time together is. Bless you all.

  • All of my love to you!

  • All of my love to you!

  • Many prayers of comfort for Kay and her family.

  • my thought are with you and your family, kay. hugs and love, steph.

  • My condolences and blessings.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Kay and her family in this rough time. Condolences.

  • *hugs tight* My thoughts are with you in this terribly hard, brilliant time. I’ll light a candle for you tonight.
    My extra special love to Carrie and Joseph, as I understand very well how hard it is to lose your Daddy…I lost my father 2 and a half years ago, and I still miss him so…
    Be surrounded in light and love…
    Clare

  • Thinking of you and your family….

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and all of those that were blessed to know him.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Holding you and yours in the Light today…

  • What a shock. I’m sending my love to all of you, and hope that knitting, friends and family might bring a bit of comfort in your grief.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. My heart goes out to you.

  • Kay, I don’t know if the wishes of strangers really helps but just know that you and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time. May your memories of Peter and the love you shared keep him with you always.
    My deepest sympathies-

  • Dear Kay,
    I was so shocked to read this — he must have been a wonderful man. You and your children will be in my thoughts, and the baby blanket about to go to A4A will go in Peter’s honor.
    Elizabeth D

  • Kay & Family, I am profoundly sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers and thoughts.
    Sandy

  • I am so so very sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • May his memory bring you happiness and be a blessing. Sending love and strength.

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • So many warm thoughts to Kay and her family. So much more to say but so much is already said. Blessings.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Many prayers for you, the children, and others in your family.

  • Please pass on my condolences.

  • Thoughts, prayers, sympathies, condolences… it doesn’t seem enough.

  • Oh no, I am so, so sorry to hear this. How terrible! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay.
    -Deb

  • Dear Kay and family, There is never a good time for such a loss. I pray that you and yours are comforted by cherished memories of your husband and the upwelling of support from all of us. In sympathy, Becky

  • Oh…I am so sorry for your loss. Just know you are in all of our thoughts and prayers

  • Kay- You and your family will be kept in my best thoughts today.
    -Stephanie

  • So sorry to hear this. Kay and her family are in my thoughts.

  • I am so sorry, what a terrible loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • OMG! My sympathies and thought are with and kay and her family

  • Prayers for all concerned, and as a knitter for Afghans for Afghans, we’ll work to put together an Afghan in his honor.

  • My thoughts are with you and my hugs too. There’s so little anybody can do right now to comfort you, and yet…please know our hearts are with you!

  • My sympathies to you and your family in this difficult time.

  • dear kay
    my dear we are a big circle of love
    with you and your families inside
    we are here when you need us
    my care and love to ann
    the mountains rise before me
    and i shall be home before long

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear such sad news. My deepest sympathy to Kay and her children.

  • Sympathies and warm thoughts to you and your family.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss, Kay. I hope you will find some comfort in the love of your friends and family during such a difficult time.

  • My deepest condolences Kay…I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news!
    with much love
    Fiona X

  • Dear Kay – I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  • My deepest condolences Kay…I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news!
    with much love
    Fiona X

  • Kay, You and your children and in my thoughts and prayers.

  • *hugs for Kay and her family* I hope that she finds solace during this difficult time.

  • Many prayers and loving thoughts to Kay and her family at such a difficult time.

  • My deepest condolences Kay…I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news!
    with much love
    Fiona X

  • So very sorry for your loss!

  • Kay, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  • How awful. Kay, if there is anything that we locals can do in the non-virtual world, please email. If not, I am thinking of you and sending what strength I can to all of you. I am so deeply sorry.

  • Much love and many prayers go out to Kay and family for their loss. The crafting community has all got your back, Kay–we love and support you. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. *hugs*

  • My deepest sympathy. May peace be with you and your families.

  • Kay and family, please accept my sincere condolences to you all at this time. I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. I will offer up my prayers for you and your family.

  • i read the blog, although i don’t comment. i’m sorry this is the event that causes me to de-lurk.
    my strong sympathies to kay and her family. and also to you too, ann, as her good friend.

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and family.

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and family.

  • Kay, may you receive comfort and peace from the many thoughts and prayers said for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jessica K.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Kay.

  • What a shock! My condolences to you Kay and your family and friends. God Bless.

  • My heart goes out to Kay and her family. You’ll be in my prayers.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts!

  • Oh, I’m so, so sorry.

  • when things like this happen, words never seem to be enough…thoughts and prayers to all

  • Oh my heavens! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know there are no words that help in times like this but know you are loved.

  • Dear Kay,
    My deepest sympathies. I will pray for your family and hope that you feel surrounded by love during this difficult time.
    Rose

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you can find strength and comfort in your family and friends during this awful time.
    You are in all of our thoughts and prayers.
    x0

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. No word can ease the pain, but know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs {{{ }}}

  • My love to your family, Kay. I am so sorry.

  • I’m so sorry for your sudden loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • sorry for your loss, Kay. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

  • Much love to the family.

  • Oh how desperately sad. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences Kay to you and your family. May your love, your family and friends comfort you through this sorrowful time of the loss of your beloved Peter.
    Susan

  • Kay…I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your children in my prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I am so very sorry to hear this. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so, so sorry for the loss of your husband, Kay. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • oh my gosh. That is so shockingly horrible. I am so very, very sorry. Hugs to you Kay, and your family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear this terribly sad news. I’m adding my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to those of everyone else for strength, peace and healing.

  • I am so sorry. My deepest regards go out to Kay and the children. There is nothing I could say which will really be a comfort in this extremely difficult time but I want to tell you I will pray for your peace, comfort and hope. May God bless you and hold you in His loving care…

  • I’m so very sorry Kay-you have been such a joy to read-I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dearest Kay and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to all of you.
    Love,
    Alice

  • There are no words that seem adequate at a time like this, Kay. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dear Kay and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your good memories be a comfort to you. And also the knowledge of the many people here sharing your grief.

  • Oh no. We are so sorry. Is there some sort of medical research fund to which we can contribute in his name?

  • My condolences to Kay and her family in these hard times. I’m so sorry.

  • Oh, Kay. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

  • Kay, my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I’m so sorry, Kay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Oh, Kay. How terrible. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • My condolences.

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • Dear Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • I’m so sorry. Keeping your family in my thoughts.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Kay. Wishing peace to you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy to Kay and her family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Kay I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. It is hard to know what to say… I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through. I will keep you in my thoughts as I knit tonight next to my husband.

  • My deepest sympathy to Kay and her family. You are in my thoughts.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry. Nothing can be said to make this better, but I am thinking of you and sending my love to you and your family.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m wishing your family all the best.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m wishing your family all the best.

  • Sending out prayers of comfort and healing to Kay and her family.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m wishing your family all the best.

  • I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Kay. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • My condolences to Kay and her family. *hugs*

  • Dear Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace to you and your family.

  • Peace and comfort to you and your beautiful family.
    Fondly, Sally

  • Kay–my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My condolences…

  • Kay,
    I am so sorry for you loss. words are never enough in these situations, but they are all we have – hugs

  • Kay, I’m so so sorry for your loss – I can’t imagine – my thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family…

  • I am really, really sorry to hear this. My best wishes for Kay and her family.

  • Kay,
    May God give you strength and comfort in surrounding you with family and friends who love you.

  • OMG! Kay, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.
    Kathleen

  • Kay, I am hoping that life and faith, friends and family will bring you every kindness and comfort.

  • Dear Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • I bet Kay has no idea how many people like me, who are total strangers to her, but who because of her blog feel like we know her and her family. And all of us – those who post and many, many more who don’t, will be praying for her family during this difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathies for Kay and family in this unimaginably difficult time.

  • Dear Kay,
    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Kay:
    My deepest sympathies to you. Much love to you and your family. Thank you for always providing us out here with laughs, fun, inspiration.
    God bless you with all you need at this time.
    Michele

  • Oh Kay, I’m so sorry. I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through right now. We’re all thinking of you, and your kids.

  • Kay, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  • Kay, family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you in your time of need.

  • Kay,
    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so very, very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope you feel enveloped in comfort as you read the words of your many readers, friends, family and fans.

  • What horrible shocking news. I’m so sorry Kay. My heart goes out to you and your kids. So very sad.

  • I am so so sorry to hear this. I will definitely be going through my stash to find something beautiful for Afghans to wear in his honor.

  • Dear Kay and family,
    From my family to yours, our love and sympathy go out to you and yours.
    – Liz, Tom, and Sophie Cadorette

  • I posted on the Yarn Harlot blog as well, but wanted to mention it here, too. Kay, I send you my deepest and sincerest condolences. May you draw upon the strength of the knitting community to buoy you up. Much love to you and your family.

  • Our Condolences.

  • I am profoundly sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to the entire family through such a difficult time.
    -Kristen

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Kay. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Dear Kay & family, adding my voice to all your internet friends to say how sorry I am for your loss. I hope our words here will help give you strength & healing in the days ahead. I wish you could have a hug for every message.

  • I am so sorry.

  • Love, thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay,
    My sincere condolences on your loss. I’m sure it will be difficult but eventually, you will knit through it.

  • Kay and family I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Multitudes of prayers and much virtual love for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Tanya

  • So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts xxx

  • Yet another lurking reader chiming in on the chorus of well wishes for you, Kay. Wishing grace and strength as well as blessings of peace for you and your family as you remember this dear soul: husband, father, brother, and friend. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • I first learned about this from Stephanie’s blog (YH). I send my condolences; losing a husband is a devastating thing. To lose him after a short illness must be even worse.

  • Oh no. I am so, so sorry.
    My heart goes out to you, Kay, and to your family.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay, my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your loss.

  • What can we say in such a time. Keeping my thoughts and prayers with you.

  • Yet another lurking reader chiming in on the chorus of well wishes for you, Kay. Wishing grace and strength as well as blessings of peace for you and your family as you remember this dear soul: husband, father, brother, and friend. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • My sympathies. Despite what you are told, it does not get better. It gets EASIER, but not better. I will be thinking of you.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. My sincere condolences go out to you, your family and all those who loved Peter.

  • My sympathies. Despite what you are told, it does not get better. It gets EASIER, but not better. I will be thinking of you.

  • My deepest sympathy to Kay and all of you who will be missing Peter in their daily lives.
    My thoughts are with you.

  • Apologies for the multiple post.

  • Hugs and sympathy from me to you and yours, Kay. I’ll pray Ganesha helps clear any difficulties from your path during this time.

  • I was so sad to hear of your loss. I’m sure that A4A will not mind a few tear stains on the items they will received in your husband’s honor.

  • Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you and your family the best in this difficult time.

  • Kay, so sorry for your tragic loss. my thoughts are with you and the kids. My sincerest condolences.

  • I’m clear across the country and I want nothing more right now than to give you a hug, Kay. My deepest, deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • I am so sorry. I will knitting for charity in your name.

  • Kay, my heart goes out to you and yours.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and special prayers are extended through tears.
    Janice

  • Kay, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Kay, so sorry to hear about your loss.

  • Love and prayers for you and the kids, Kay.

  • Kay,
    ‘And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand’
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jane

  • Kay – your family is in my thoughts and prayers. My best wishes to you in this difficult time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family Kay.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family Kay.

  • So sorry to hear your sad news xxx In my prayers xxx

  • Hugs to Kay and family. We went through it a couple of years ago when my husband died after a long illness, and I know there are few words that will help. Hugs.

  • Our love and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Oh, Kay. There’s nothing really to say, other than I’m so sorry.

  • Our condolences and best to Kay in her hard times.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Kay.

  • Dear Kay,
    I’ve never left a comment on this blog though I’ve enjoyed reading it for several years.
    Please accept my sympathies, Kay. I will keep you and your children in my prayers. Sending good thoughts also, to Ann who has to watch her good friend go through so much pain.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • All I can think is “No!” I am so, so sorry, Kay. I cannot even imagine what this must be like, but I am sending all my love and good thoughts your way.
    Love, Julia

  • Kay, I am so sorry.

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and my heart go out to you, Kay, and the rest of your family.

  • Kay, if you can begin to imagine the outwelling of sympathy and support from all your zillions of Avid Readers… My Log Cabin baby blanket was going to Afghans for Afghans anyway, but now with twice its original purpose Thank you for giving us this opportunity, and for naming Afghans for Afghans to make some positive use of this awful thing. My condolences.

  • I am so sorry Kay – will be prayin for you and your family.

  • I am so sorry Kay – will be prayin for you and your family.

  • I am so sorry Kay – will be prayin for you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry, Kay. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Jan

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss, Kay. Please know that y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers. You bring so much joy and laughter and beauty to so many people – may they all shine a light into your world right now.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Kay. May you memories of your husband bring you and your family smiles and peace.

  • There are no words to comfort you right now, but know that there are others who have also endured immeasurable loss who stand beside you. Together, we go forward, one day at a time.

  • Blessings, Grace and greatest Comfort to you Kay and all of your family. May Peter speed on to his way home.
    We are never actually parted.
    May you heal with ease.

  • There’s nothing that I can say- that hasn’t already been said or posted.
    Just count me as another person all the way in Germany.. who will send up some prayers for you, your family, and friends. IF I was there.. I’d bring some food.. since, I’m southern and all even if it’s an unwritten rule… but, one that must be followed.
    I’ll be knitting some wool hats to send to Afghanistan.. (I always send them to a military friend stationed there and he and others pass them out to the needy that they run across while on their missons.)
    Thanks for all the laughter and fun posts that you’ve shared with your readers and we will look forward to future postings. As a matter of fact, I’m sure that you’ve been told this before- but, your blog inspired me to start my own blog a year ago- of course.. I’m not fortunate enough to have a friend to share the ‘blog duties’ with…
    >>

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay, and your family.

  • so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • I know everyone’s already said this, Kay, but I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathies.

  • I’m shocked and saddened to hear of Kay’s loss. Kay, my deepest sympathies to you and yours.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine…
    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • I know that mere words aren’t enough, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss.

  • So very, very sorry to hear this. My heart is with you and your family.

  • You will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I am so very sorry.

  • So sad for you and your children; wishing peace and strength for you all.

  • Sending my love. May the good memories help you through the dark days ahead. You’ll be in my thoughts…

  • Very sorry to hear the sad news.
    Chalk me up as one more person who enjoys your blog and your books.
    Best wishes to you and your family in this very difficult time.

  • Kay, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Loren

  • Dear Kay,
    The news of your husband’s passing hit me like a ton of bricks. Even though I’ve never met you or your family I’ve been reading your blog for years. I never comment, but I guess I somewhow made you two my friends, and as such I share your loss. I’m so so sorry.
    Hugs,
    a friend you’ve never met.

  • Kay, just another voice among many. Please accept my sincere condolences for you and your family during this difficult time. And remember, in case the hundreds of comments don’t make this clear enough – you and your family are most definitely not alone.

  • Dear Kay,
    The news of your husband’s passing hit me like a ton of bricks. Even though I’ve never met you or your family I’ve been reading your blog for years. I never comment, but I guess I somewhow made you two my friends, and as such I share your loss. I’m so so sorry.
    Hugs,
    a friend you’ve never met.

  • Sympathy, thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  • Hopefully, the shear number of well wishes and support here will bring you some small comfort during such a difficult time. Your posts bring all of us so much – may we give just a little bit back to you today.

  • Kay – My sincerest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved Peter.

  • Kay, I am so sorry.

  • Oh gosh! Such a terrible loss. My thoughts are with Kay and her family.

  • My deepest sympathy for Kay and her family.

  • Dear Kay:
    My thought and prayers are for you today. I hope that you may feel comfort from those around you, known and unknown.
    Alice

  • Dear Kay-
    I am so deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your husband, Peter. Like many of the commenters here, I have never had the occasion (yet) to meet you, your family, or Ann and hers, nonetheless you have truly become part of the fabric of my life. I am so sorry for your loss and send you my deepest sympathies. May his name be a blessed memory.
    Elise

  • Oh, I am so sorry. Love to you and to all who loved Peter. Thanks, Ann, for letting us know.
    Laura

  • Deepest and sincerest condolences to the whole Mason Dixon family.

  • my sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • my sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • I am deeply sorry for your loss, Kay. I enjoy this blog very much and I hope that the support of your readers will help a bit during this difficult time.
    – Michele

  • Oh, I am so sorry.

  • My deepest condolences for your loss. Please take care of yourself and your family in this terrible time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are added to all those surrounding you and your family, now and for the time to come.

  • Dear Kay,
    My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to you and your family. May the Lord give you the strength get you and your family throught this difficult time.
    Mollie

  • I love you my friend.

  • God bless.

  • Sending you and your family love & condolences. You bring so much joy and enthusiasm to all of us with this blog, thank you.

  • To Kay and all your family – my thoughts are with you. It’s the worst thing.

  • Like everyone else who read the above, I am so sorry to hear this. Deepest sympathy and condolences…

  • As the Quakers say, I will hold you and your family in the light. So so sorry for your terrible loss.

  • To Kay,
    You have a world of friends you’ve never met thinking of you and sending you love. I’m one.

  • Oh, honey! Kay, I’m so sorry!

  • No words exist to express my sorrow for you and your family. Love to all.

  • Oh no.. I’m so very sorry for you all.

  • i know there’s nothing i can say that will make the pain any less. i am sincerely so very sorry for your loss. all the best thoughts to you and your family.

  • Kay, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family, Kay. My condolences.
    “There are stars whose light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen apart. There are people whose remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.”
    The Talmud

  • My deepest sympathies to all those whose life he touched and extra hugs to Kay and family. I know it’s all part of life’s great majestic, but damn, that really sucks.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family.

  • I would like to add my voice to the chorus of sympathy that is pouring out to you here, Kay. I am so sorry for your terrible loss.
    Take good care of yourself and know that so many people are thinking of you and sending you their love and support.

  • Kay,
    My very sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss Kay.

  • I am saddened about your loss. Please accept my my heartfelt sympathy.
    Amy

  • I am so sorry.

  • Dearest Kay, I am so very sorry. You and your children are in my thoughts.

  • My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • No words. My heartfelt prayers to Kay and her family during this time.

  • My heart goes out to Kay, her family, and all who have been touched by this loss.
    This link is the only way I’ve been able to manage family members passing on.
    I hope and pray that comfort can be found.

  • Kay, I am so very sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • I’m so very sorry, such sad things should not happen. Thank you for all that you give me, you are in my thoughts.

  • Kay
    The prayers and tears of the whole world are with you all, can you feel them. Love from Nashville coming your way as always.
    mst

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your terrible loss! I can’t imagine what you and your children must be going through. But I know that God will give you the strength that you need.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so saddened for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • I am so so sorry, Kay, to hear that.
    What’s weirding me out to no end is that I went to a funeral service on Saturday and have had “end of life” thoughts on my brain since, prompting me to write on my blog about that.
    I am sure you are in a state of shock right now. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU.
    Of course I will continue to knit for Afghans for Afghans. And light a candle for your dear husband while I do it.
    Thank you Ann for letting us know. I am sure you will be spending time with your dear friend during this time, and please both of you let the blog rest if you need to.

  • My deepest sympathies. My God hold you and your family in the palm of his hand at this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry, my thoughts are with Kay and her family.

  • Thinking of you and your family… I wish there was more I could do than put a few words here.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so very sorry, Kay. Peace be with you.

  • i am very sorry for your loss, and like so many others on here, will remember you and your family in my prayers.

  • My condolences to Kay and her whole family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. 🙁

  • Kay-one hour at a time, one day at a time…don’t let anybody talk you into anything…keep your own counsel…we’re with you when you’re ready to need us…it’s ok to smile, to laugh, to cry, to remember, to forget, to be grateful for the time you had with him and angry that he’s not there…one day at a time, one hour at a time…

  • Kay, I am so sorry hear of your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Take time to remember all the memories you had with him and focus on them.

  • I have no idea what Kay must be feeling. So very sad.

  • Kay, I am so sorry hear of your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Take time to remember all the memories you had with him and focus on them.

  • Kay, I am so sorry hear of your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Take time to remember all the memories you had with him and focus on them.

  • Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Carol

  • A warm {{hug}} to you, from me, in Northern Alberta, Canada.

  • I’m so sorry for this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Many condolences and prayers to Kay and her family.

  • oh, kay. i am so, so sorry. you and ann are such wonderful people. it feels like you are my internet aunts or something – i’m not kidding. i wish i could hug you. instead i’ll knit something for A4A in peter’s memory.

  • Kay, there are not words to say how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

  • Dear Kay, Carrie and Joseph,
    I am heartbroken for you and your family.
    He surely was so proud of each of you.
    May he live forever in your hearts.

  • Kay I’m sorry for you loss. You, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My heartfelt sympathy

  • My heartfelt sympathy

  • Our thoughts are with you all. May you find peace soon.

  • Our thoughts are with you all. May you find peace soon.

  • May you hold your fondest memories of Peter in your heart. May you have peace.

  • Oh my gosh…what shocking news! I hope Kay and her family are feeling all the love and support being sent their way.

  • This is very sad news. It’s hard to imagine you going through such a hard time, Kay, when you’ve been so inspiring and uplifting to us. I send a hug and prayers, and deepest sympathy.

  • Dearest Kay,
    I’m so very, very sorry. There are SO many people holding you in their thoughts right now, and I am one of them. All love.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry.

  • My heartfelt condolences to you all…
    May Peter rest in peace…
    Prayers for you all…

  • My thoughts are with you and your children.

  • Oh, I am so so sorry to hear about Peter. My heart is enfolding Kay and the children and they are in my prayers. We love Kay so much and, through her, the entire family . . . .

  • My thoughts are with you and your children.

  • Kay, I’m saddened to hear of your loss, may you find comfort among those who love you now and always.

  • Oh, I am so so sorry to hear about Peter. My heart is enfolding Kay and the children and they are in my prayers. We love Kay so much and, through her, the entire family . . . .

  • my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Oh, I am so so sorry to hear about Peter. My heart is enfolding Kay and the children and they are in my prayers. We love Kay so much and, through her, the entire family . . . .

  • Oh, I am so so sorry to hear about Peter. My heart is enfolding Kay and the children and they are in my prayers. We love Kay so much and, through her, the entire family . . . .

  • Thoughts and prayers to Kay, her family, and all her loved ones.

  • I thought of you, Kay, when I began to knit a dishrag last night, never knowing what you were going through. You have given us knitters so much, I hope our support helps you with your healing.
    Sadly,
    Jane in Albuquerque

  • Kay, so very sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family.

  • There are no words. I’m so sorry.

  • So sorry, Kay, for the loss of Peter.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort to you and your children.

  • Kay, I am so sorry. Know that we are all keeping you in our thoughts.

  • Kay, I can only echo the 404 people ahead of me. Deepest sympathies to you and your family. God bless.

  • My deepest condolences to Kay and her kids. I feel as if I knew them!

  • Dear Kay,
    I will be thinking of you and sending you wishes of love and strength over the next few months, be kind to yourself xx

  • Kay,
    I’m so sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Sarah

  • Kay
    I’m so so sorry to hear this news. Take good care of yourself and the family at this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing you back on here when you’re ready.
    With love,
    Jill xxx

  • Kay,
    So very, very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. I know there is nothing I can really say to make this pain any less, so I will send you a big ol’ cyberhug from Oklahoma. ((((((((HUG))))))))
    Carrie and Joesph,
    I cannot imagine your pain, but I know it’s not fair to either of you, this turn of events. I can only offer you my deepest, heartfelt sympathies and any small comfort that may bring you. Big ol’ cyberhugs for both of you. ((((((((HUGS))))))))

  • love and my best thoughts to you all. i am so very sorry.

  • All my best wishes to speed grieving so that all the best of his life can be celebrated unfettered by the moment

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and her family. May you find comfort in your memories.

  • I am in tears for you…I hope all these good thoughts coming your direction can help in some small way. My heart goes out to you and your children.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my(and I’m sure many, many other knitters’)prayers.

  • Oh, how sad. My condolences to all.

  • I am so sorry for Kay’s loss. My condolences and much sympathy to her and her family.

  • Oh, I am so so sorry, Kay. Holding you and Peter and your children in the light, and wishing you all solace and healing.

  • Oh my. I’m so sorry. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so, so, sorry for your loss. Many hugs for you and your children.

  • Dear Kay,
    Words can’t convey…..I am so sorry.

  • Ha-makom yinakhem et-khem betokh she-ar aveilei tziyon veyerushalayim.
    May God comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
    We hold you and your family in our hearts.

  • Oh dear, Kay you have my sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers for you and your family.

  • I’m thinking of Kay and her family, and am so very sorry for their loss.

  • Kay,
    I am so very sorry. It seems like such a trivial thing to say in the face of the death of a loved one. I’m sure the mountain of decisions facing you must be overwhelming. I hope you can find peace and hope through your journey forward.

  • I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with Kay and her family.

  • Just wanted to add my voice to the condolences. I’m so very sorry for you, your family and friends. This is surely a very difficult time, and you are in all of our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure at this time that no words are adequate comfort. Please know that we are all here for you in cyberspace and will be waiting (patiently, of course) for your return.

  • Kay, my heart goes out to you. You and your children will be in my prayers for some time to come.

  • I’m so sorry, Kay. You have graced so many with your wit and charm. I pray that you are equally graced by the love and good wishes of knitters all over the world . . .including Dunwoody, Georgia.

  • Dear Kay,
    I’ll be thinking of you and your family today and for many days to come. Peace.

  • What a shock and terrible loss! I’m so sorry and sad for you all. Sending love and prayers for you and your family.

  • Kay…more thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  • My condolences to you and your family. May God bless you and hold you in His loving arms.

  • Kay . . . so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Kay, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Kay, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers have you in mind. God bless all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • My heart breaks for Kay and her children.

  • Dear Kay and Family, I hope you can look upon all these condolences and know that even though we do not know you, we are saddened by your loss. I hope you can look at these posts and see how much you are loved.

  • The saddest news. My most heartfelt condolences.

  • Our heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family Kay.

  • Dear Kay, I am very sorry for your loss. May your family come together to lift you up in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

  • What a terrible thing to have happened! Please know that you are in my thoughts and please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Words can not express how sorry I am. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • My heart goes out to you, Kay.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and thoughts.

  • Oh my. I am so sorry. Please know you are in our thoughts. *hugs*

  • My condolences to Kay and her children and all those touched by this tragic event. I am so sorry for their loss.

  • Kay, my deepest sorrow and sympathy to you and your children. Thank you for the energy and delight that you have given us over the years. I hope that the return of that support helps you get through these difficult, dark days.

  • Dear Kay and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s death. Am praying for you and those whom you love.
    M in M

  • Nothing more I can say that hasn’t been said, but I am so sorry for your husband’s passing, Kay. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Dear Kay,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you. Please be kind to yourself and take the time to heal. We will all be waiting here for you with loving hearts!

  • Dear Kay,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you. Please be kind to yourself and take the time to heal. We will all be waiting here for you with loving hearts!

  • Kay, you are in my thoughts.

  • I’m so sorry.

  • I am so sorry, Kay.

  • I am so sorry. I’ll be thinking of you and your family.

  • Kay: I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • I’m deeply sorry to hear of this loss and the pain that no doubt accompanies it. May you be surrounded by love and care now, and until you realize you’ll always be marked by this person that was precious to you.

  • Kay, the knitting community has been so touched by you and your family. please know that you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Kay, the knitting community has been so touched by you and your family. please know that you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Kay, So sorry for your loss. The prayers and thoughts of many are with you and your family at this time.

  • Kay, So sorry for your loss. The prayers and thoughts of many are with you and your family at this time.

  • Kay, So sorry for your loss. The prayers and thoughts of many are with you and your family at this time.

  • Oh, Kay. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • You and your family are in my thoughts, Kay.
    So so sorry for your loss.
    xxx

  • Heartfelt condolences to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I’m deeply sorry for Kay’s loss. My deepest condolences. My prayers are with you all in the days ahead.

  • I’m deeply sorry for Kay’s loss. My deepest condolences. My prayers are with you all in the days ahead.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Kay. Prayers are being said for you and your family.

  • So sorry for your loss, Kay. We’ll be thinking of you and your family.

  • A big hug to Kay and her family during this difficult time. My heart goes out to them.
    Thank you so much for letting us know.
    much love, Elaine.

  • Normally a lurker who loves this blog, I just have to add my prayers to the many that are going out to you today and in the future. May the love of the crafting community bring you some comfort.

  • Kay, I am so very, very sorry to read this news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending prayers and love to you all.

  • Kay, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope you know how deeply loved you all are.

  • It’s not just raining outside, it’s raining in my heart. My most tender sympathies to you Kay, and all your family.

  • So very, very sorry.

  • Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathies.

  • My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry. May his memory be a blessing.

  • My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay, and your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear this. The whole family is in my thoughts.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  • Oh, I am so sorry. You’ll be in our thoughts tonight.

  • Kay, may you find comfort in your friends and family and in the knowledge that you are on the minds and in the hearts of knitters and quilters around the world.

  • Condolences to Kay and her family. May blessings and peace descend upon them.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I cannot imagine the heartbreak in losing one’s helpmate. My husband is my rock, and even just trying to think about losing him suddenly makes me want to cry. My heart goes out to Kay and her family. May they have the time and peace to grieve, and find comfort enough to move forward when the time is right. Blessed Be.

  • Dear Kay,
    I wish I could help. I send you my love.
    Aara

  • I am so very sad for your great loss. Peace be with you.

  • May the road rise to meet you,
    may the wind be always at your back,
    my the sun shine warm upon your face,
    may the rain fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    Peace and love be with you and yours, Kay.

  • I am so, so sorry. Peace. I will be thinking of you, Kay.

  • Dear Kay,
    You and your family have my deepest sympathy and you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Leah W.

  • Kay –
    You’ve touched all of us with your wit and compassion. I hope our sympathies can give you a little bit of comfort in this trying time. You and your family are in my thoughts.
    – A loving fan

  • Sincerest sympathy. May the love of these many commenters carry you when you feel alone.

  • Kay, my love to you and your family. I’m so sorry you have lost your husband. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Kay, I am so very sorry. You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay, I was saddened to learn of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • My heart aches for your loss, Kay. We are all thinking of you and your family.

  • May peace be yours Kay and may you and your family draw on and continue to find the huge gift of love given to you by Peter a true blessing in the days ahead. May Peter dance with the stars and become bright shining for ever.

  • Kay, may you find comfort from this community of cyber friends you and Ann have collected. My knitting group will pray for peace for your family.

  • Kay, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Kay and everyone she loves.

  • Kay — my deepest condolences to you, your family, and all who knew your husband.

  • my thoughts are with you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy.

  • I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you all.

  • You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Kay, you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I am so very sorry.

  • I am so very sorry.

  • Kay, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May your warm memories of Peter and your faith bouy you up and bring you comfort in the tough days ahead.

  • My deepest sympathy.

  • “Life is short and we have not enough time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. so be swift to love. Make haste to be kind. And may God’s love, peace, hope and justice be with you always.” I did not write these words, but I hope they bring a moment of peace to you at this time. My prayers for your children as well. I lost my mother at age 16 and I know something of what they are going through. I am so sorry.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Deepest sympathy to Kay and her family. May you find comfort in the company of dear family and friends and in what sounds like a special legacy of love and generosity. God bless.

  • My sincerest sympathies to you and your family…

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Words from a stranger will ease your pain, but I do hope my prayers will. God Bless.

  • I am so sorry to hear of this. My condolences to your family and friends. Please know that our thoughts are with you.

  • My just heart broke for Kay and her family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I would like to correct my grammar to “my heart just broke”.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear this.

  • Dear Kay, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • My condolences to Kay and her family. May she find peace at this time. Kay you will need to take it a day at a time, a moment at a time and yes even a minute at a time.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cora

  • Although we’ve never met my face is wet with tears and my heart aches for you and your lovely family. Prayers are with you.

  • My heartfelt condolences to Kay and family. XO

  • This blog and your books have touched many lives in many, many positive ways over the years. I have never met either of you in person, however today, I am sitting at my keyboard crying. My heart hurts for you, Kay. I can only express my sorrow at your loss, Kay and family, and hope that the love of the knitting community can comfort and support you.
    And, Ann, it could not have been easy writing that post. Thank you and my thoughts are with you, too.

  • Very much saddened to hear the news. Huge hugs and best wishes to Kay and all of Peters family and friends.

  • Very much saddened to hear the news. Huge hugs and best wishes to Kay and all of Peters family and friends.

  • Kay, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Kay. Many prayers for you and yours.

  • I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just take one day at a time, and know that we are all here supporting you in any way we can.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in your good memories and seeing your husbands love reflected in those around you.

  • My deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in your good memories and seeing your husbands love reflected in those around you.

  • Dear Kay, Warmest non-wool fibre thoughts for you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear this – love and virtual hugs to Kay and her family, and to Ann too.

  • Deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dearest Kay,
    You have my deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved. It is my hope that you and your family can find peace during this difficult time.
    Love, Meg

  • Dear Kay,
    We are all wishing you and your family peace through this difficult time.

  • Oh my goodness. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Know that you are loved.

  • My thoughts prayers to you and your family

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kay,
    My deepest condolences. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts.
    Patty

  • Dear Kay and family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength at this difficult time.

  • Oh, wow. My deepest sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • Dear Kay,
    I am so sorry. The thoughts and love of all of us are with you and your family.

  • I don’t what to say that hasn’t already been said. Yours and Ann’s site is the first blog I ever read. You both hooked me with your knitting and family stories. I have always felt akin to you both and hearing this really shakes me. Having had loss in my life too, I can understand what you are feeling. Know that you have a world of support and comfort for your if you want it.

  • I’m so saddened to hear this news. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • I’m so saddened to hear this news. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • Kay, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  • Dear Kay and children,
    My heartfelt condolences to you and may God be with you during this difficult time. Rita

  • Dear Kay, my heart is broken for you and your children, and for everyone who ever met Peter.

  • “I had not learned to let go with the hands,
    As still I have not learned to with the heart,
    And have no wish to with the heart-nor need,
    That I can see. The mind-is not the heart.
    I may yet live, as I know others live,
    To wish in vain to let go with the mind-
    Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
    That I need learn to let go with the heart.”
    from Wild Grapes
    Robert Frost
    Kay, dear heart, all the love in the world to you and yours.

  • So sad – all my love to Kay and her family. The fact that there are 565 comments (now 566) should attest to how much love is being sent her way.

  • Kay,
    I am sorry to hear that your husband has passed away. You have my condolences. My thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely yours,
    Heidi

  • I am so very sorry. Wishing you peace, strength, and courage.

  • My deepest condolences to Kay, and to their family and friends, in the loss of Peter. Time heals, but never forgets. May God bless you with comfort.

  • No, there are no words. My heart goes out to you.

  • I am so sorry.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry. All the best wishes of hope and love to you.

  • My sincere sympathy — there are just no words at a time like this. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Peace, Charlotte

  • I am so sorry to hear about Kay’s loss. My deepest sympathies are with her and her family.

  • Dear Kay – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have brought such joy and fun to the thousands of us who read this blog. I hope you will take comfort in knowing that we all surround you with love and light as you make your way through this difficult time in your life. I am so sorry for your loss! Melinda

  • Dear Kay – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have brought such joy and fun to the thousands of us who read this blog. I hope you will take comfort in knowing that we all surround you with love and light as you make your way through this difficult time in your life. I am so sorry for your loss! Melinda

  • What terrible news! Words are inadequate. Condolences to Kay and her family.

  • I’m so sorry for your terrible loss. I hope that you can find strength in being surrounded by those who love you.

  • Kay,
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. A poem that helped me when my daughter was stillborn this January:
    I am standing on the sea shore,
    A ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
    She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her
    Till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says:
    “She is gone.”
    Gone! Where?
    Gone from my sight – that is all.
    She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her
    And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
    The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me,
    not in her.
    And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
    “She is gone”,
    There are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout:
    “There she comes”
    – and that is dying. An horizon and just the limit of our sight.
    Lift us up, Oh Lord, that we may see further.

  • Thoughts and Prayers…

  • Thoughts and Prayers…

  • Kay,
    I know our words in themselves do little to comfort you at this saddest of times, but the comforting energy that we send, I hope that it warms and surrounds you as the many stitches of a prayer shawl, when wrapped around your shoulders, would. The stitches I knit tonight will be filled with caring thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so very sorry. You and your are in my thoughts.

  • Kay, I am so, so sorry for you and your family. I know that things will never be the same. Be kind to yourself. Knitters everywhere are thinking of you.

  • Kay ~ I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Though I don’t know you personally, I feel so sad for what must have been a premature loss. You’ll get through — people do — but there will always be a big hole in your life. My heart breaks for you.

  • How devastating. I am so very sorry. Eternal rest grant him, and light perpetual shine upon him.

  • Kay, My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry. Best wishes.

  • My deepest sympathies. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be holding them all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Peace to you, Kay. May you feast on your memories.

  • Peace to you, Kay. May you feast on your memories.

  • Kay, my thoughts and prayers, and deepest sympathy, are with you and your family.

  • Kay, I have never met you or your husband, but I am sure he was a beautiful man. My prayers go out to you and I hope that time will heal your wounds. Remember that we all love you and hope that the healing process goes smoothly. May he rest in peace.

  • God Bless You and your family, Kay, and grant you the strength to come through each day. My most sincere sympathies are with you at this very difficult time. Your generous spirit and love of life have given me such joy…

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Kay. Know that you are so many peoples’ thoughts and prayers.

  • Delurking to express my sympathy to Kay and her family for their loss. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathy, Kay. Prayers and hugs your way.

  • My deepest sympathies, Kay. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • So sorry to hear this dreadful news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all from New Zealand. Peace and strength.

  • Oh, I’m so very sorry. My condolences to Kay and Peter and their family. My prayers go out to them all.

  • May his memory always be a blessing for family and friends.

  • I am so very sad to hear this. My thoughts are with Kay and her family during this time.
    I’m quite moved by this news and I’m giving my own family an extra special hug tonight.

  • My deepest, deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with Kay and her family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Once again I wonder why bad things can happen to good people and cry.

  • oh, dear, dear family. my heart goes out to you. much love, and strength…

  • Hang in there.. I’m sorry for your loss

  • Hang in there.. I’m sorry for your loss

  • Peace to Kay and her family. I am so sorry.

  • I don’t know what to say except that I’m keeping you in my prayers. Know we’re all thinking about you!

  • My sincerest sympathies Kay to you and your family.

  • My sincerest sympathies Kay to you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and care go to you in this time and the future.

  • My prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • May the joy you have brought others find its way back to you as you travel this new road in life.
    Thoughts and prayers are all I can offer.

  • Prayers and a big, big virtual hug…

  • My deepest condolences to Kay and her family.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to those he loved.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry. Just know we are all thinking of you and your family.

  • Kay,
    You and your family have my deepest sympathies. Please know that there are many of us out here holding you in our thoughts. We care deeply about you, even if we haven’t met you, and want you to know that you mean a lot to us.

  • Kay,
    You and your family have my deepest sympathies. Please know that there are many of us out here holding you in our thoughts. We care deeply about you, even if we haven’t met you, and want you to know that you mean a lot to us.

  • Oh {{Kay}} I am so very sorry.

  • I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • kay…..i will hold you close to my heart as you heal. many blessings to you and your family. i weep for you…..

  • My condolences to Peter’s family and friends.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I am so, so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with Kay and her family, and all of their loved ones.

  • My deepest sympathy to you, Kay, and to your family. My prayers are with you.

  • My prayers are with your family.

  • many prayers and kind thoughts at this sad time… may you have comfort and peace
    god bless you and your families

  • Kay – Peace to you and your children. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • May Kay and her family find strenght and serenity through this tremendously difficult time. Nos pensées sont avec elle.

  • Much love and prayers for you and your family.

  • May peace be with you.

  • Kay,
    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Prayers and love to your family during this time.

  • To use Ann’s words, “thoughts and prayers.”
    I’m so sorry Kay and kids.

  • Dear Kay,
    I will hold you and yours in my heart and send healing thoughts your way. Let yourself feel the springtime sun.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Kay. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Kay,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Pawdua

  • I cant imagine the hardship this is for you, and how painful this is for your family. Just know that our thoughts are with you, and that everyone of us would give you a big hug if we could.

  • I cant imagine the hardship this is for you, and how painful this is for your family. Just know that our thoughts are with you, and that everyone of us would give you a big hug if we could.

  • My sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • I’m so sorry, Kay.

  • Kay, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very, very sorry to hear about your loss.

  • Kay, Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you all peace!

  • From your wonderful blog, I know you have a good stash of friends and family to support you now. If random bursts of love from strangers on the internet help at all – here’s mine. From your wonderful blog, I know you have a good stash of friends and family to support you now. If random bursts of love from strangers on the internet help at all – here’s mine. <3

  • Heartfelt sympathy; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Heartfelt sympathy; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Heartfelt sympathy; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sad and terrible. I, of course, am a stranger to Kay. I lurk here, but have never posted before. If the condolences and prayers of strangers can help, I want to. Knitters have rallied around you Kay, in large number. I hope that means something. If I could bring a hot dish to your house–it’s what we do in Minnesota when some one passes as Garrison Keillor will tell you–I would. All I can do is send another knitter’s love and prayers your way. And, as many have said, hug my own husband. You never know.

  • I don’t know what to say. All my thoughts are with you.

  • Kay, I cannot imagine what you and your children are going through. You have my deepest sympathies. I wish I were nearer so I could give you a big hug, too.
    Love,
    Rachel

  • My prayers go out to Kay and her family.

  • My prayers go out to Kay and her family.

  • I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
    So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
    Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
    With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
    Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
    Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
    A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
    A formula, a phrase remains, — but the best is lost.
    The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,
    They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
    Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
    More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
    Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
    Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
    Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
    I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
    -Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • I’m so sorry for your loss

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Ann & Kay:
    As shocking as this was to all of us, I cannot imagine your loss. I’m wishing both of you only the best, you are surrounded by love and friends.

  • Kay, so many people are thinking of you and praying for you today. I hope that you will feel that and in some way, find some comfort in it. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • My condolences to you and your family. It’s a terrible loss.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry to hear this. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  • I’m so very sorry.

  • Dear Kay,
    I just got home, turned on my computer, and went to what is also my “happy place”. I read the sad news and began to cry. I am so sorry for your loss, for your family’s loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    LoveDiane

  • My heart goes out to Kay and her family. I wish you strength and courage for this difficult time.

  • Godspeed to you and your family.

  • I’m sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and your family. May you be surrounded by loved ones during these tough times, I will keep you in my thoughts.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you Kay.You bring light to us through your blog and just know we are all thinking of you, praying and sending out strength and calm

  • My deepest sympathies.

  • My deepest sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • You and your beautiful children are in my prayers.

  • Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Kay.

  • I am just so very, very sorry for your loss, Kay.

  • Our deepest sympathies to Kay and her family.

  • My deepest sympathies, thought and prayers are with Kay and her beautiful children.

  • I, like everyone else, is so sorry and sadden by your loss.

  • One more small voice just saying that I am very, very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your kids.

  • Kay,
    My prayers are with your family at such a sad time. I do hope that God will help you though.
    Elizabeth

  • I am so sorry for you loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family.

  • Love to Kay’s family. So sorry for her loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish peace and strength to you and your family.
    Julie

  • Kay, I’m so, so sorry for your loss. You and Ann have shared so generously of yourselves via the blog that I feel like I’ve peeked through the looking glass at your families and seen a part of your story. Thank you for sharing, and I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. I wish you a stash full of comfort knitting.

  • I can’t imagine the words that could possibly be a comfort. Unless it’s the thought that so many others are thinking of you.

  • Words are inadequate, but they are all we have at these times. I am so very, very sorry for your and your family’s loss, Kay. You are in my thoughts.

  • I’m so sorry to hear such terrible news. My condolences go out to Kay and her family.

  • My thoughts, condolences and prayers to your family, Kay. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope that there may be a Light to guide you through.

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Kay. Hopefully thoughts of love and laughter will help speed away the sadness.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. One more fine upstanding person I will never have a chance to meet. I will have you in my prayers. Knit on, one and all.

  • Kay, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Peace to you…

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. One more fine upstanding person I will never have a chance to meet. I will have you in my prayers. Knit on, one and all.

  • Kay, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Peace to you…

  • Kay, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Peace to you…

  • My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Kay, her children and the rest of their family.

  • My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Kay, her children and the rest of their family.

  • I know that Peter was an extraordinary and intelligent man, because he fell in love with Kay and Kay fell in love with him. I am so sorry, and I will continue to keep all of you in my heart–with love, and prayers for courage and strength during this difficult time. XXXOOOXOXO

  • I’m so terribly sad to hear of this loss.

  • I’m so very sorry, Kay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kay, I am so very sorry for your husband’s passing. I will pray for you and your children and everyone whose life he touched. I hope that your grief and pain turns to fond memories and cherished reminders that will warm the ache in your heart.

  • I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.
    Meredith

  • Oh no.
    You feel like family — our hearts go out to you and your children. Best wishes.

  • My thoughts are with you, Kay. Peace and breathing.

  • Kay – You have made me smile so many times. I wish I had something more to give back to you and your family besides condolences.

  • My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Oh, Kay. I’m so sorry to hear this awful news, and I so wish I could do something to make it better (like, you know … a casserole or something). Please know that I’m praying, which is all I can offer but which is a lot.
    Love and hugs,
    Mary

  • My condolences to Kay and your family and friends.

  • My heart breaks for you and your entire family. Having recently lost my father after a brief illness I understand somewhat of the pain you all must be feeling. Bless you.

  • Kay, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay…my thoughts are with you, Carrie and Joseph; I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Condolences to Kay and her family, and good thoughts for their peace of mind in the future. I’d be happy to knit something to contribute to Afghans for Afghans in Peter’s memory, and in Kay’s honor.

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family for your untimely and terribly sad loss.

  • My deepest condolences to Kay and her family.
    Here is the link to the obit in the NY TIMES:
    http://www.legacy.com/NYTimes/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=126404947

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Kay. My thoughts are with you.

  • Kay,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult of times.

  • My deepest sympathy goes to Kay and her family.

  • Kay,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult of times.

  • My condolences. I’m so sorry.