Dear readers,

This is not the usual voice of Needled, but rather that of Kate’s partner, Tom. I’ve unwittingly featured here several times over the past few years, though usually silently from behind the camera rather than in front of it.

I’m greatly saddened to report that Kate has been taken seriously ill and is currently in hospital. She’s asked me to let you know that she will be unable to respond to any queries or comments on her patterns at the moment. In the meantime, I hope you join me in wishing Kate a speedy and complete recovery. Hopefully she’ll be back with thought provoking words, incisive comments, beautiful pictures and great designs very soon.

Tom

427 thoughts on “Hospital

  1. Allthough I’m not the one to normaly make comments on blog, I just want to wish Kate a very speedy recovery and for both of you to hang in there and not to give up.

    This is by far the best blog I know.

    //jen

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  2. holy carp! not what i was expecting when i dropped by for a read…

    wishing you a speedy and full recovery – i’m sure you’re being well looked after! healing thoughts from snowy london.

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  3. I am very sad to hear of her illness, and hope for the quick return of Good Health soon.
    With Love from a complete stranger, Susan

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  4. Hi, I hope you are feeling better and better every day. I stumbled one day with your beautiful site. I believe is a jewel on the Net. Best healing wishes from Mexico.

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  5. Tom, if you can manage it, it’s time for an update. Your silence is worrisome. I (we all) hope Kate is home and recovering quickly.

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  6. I’ll be thinking of you, Kate. Your words and pictures are my very favorite on the internet. Best wishes from eastern Pennsylvania for a quick recovery.

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  7. Kate – I’ve derived so much enjoyment from your blog since I started reading it last year. It’s a regular cornucopia and you give us some great photos too!

    Sending lots of healing vibes, good wishes to you and Tom, and I hope you’ll soon be well again.

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  8. KATE! KATE! :)

    Sent with love KATE!!! :) GET WELL!!! :)

    Walking soon!! Knitting!! Writing!! Laughing!!

    LIFE!! :)

    Come Walking down south in the Great Southern Land, KATE, where the air is clear and the light so marvelous!

    GET WELL, KATE!! :) GET WELL!!! :)

    with love KATE! :) with love! :)

    maman

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  9. I’m so sorry to hear Kate’s ill – pass on my wishes for a thorough recovery! And strong thoughts to Tom and all Kate’s family and friends, because it will be a worried and maybe a difficult time.

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  10. Thanks so much for letting us know about Kate, Tom. I hope you’ll keep us posted now and again on how she’s doing.

    Sending Kate warmest wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

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  11. Thanks to Kate for all that she gives and shares through her blog. So sorry to hear she is ill and sending very best wishes for a quick recovery to such a special lady.

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  12. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, and hope Kate makes a full recovery as soon as possible. Take care of her Tom, (I know you will!)

    Best wishes to you both,

    Emma

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  13. How awful. I’ve been lurking on this blog for so long I feel like I know Kate, and I send her very warm wishes for a full recovery soon.

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  14. I was very distressed to read this post this morning! Thank you Tom for letting us know, and my very best wishes to Kate for a full and speedy recovery. I’m sending lots of positive, healing vibes Edinburgh way from Amsterdam…

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  15. Best wishes for a quick and easy recovery. I enjoy your blog so much…you will be sorely missed!
    I am the lady in Pennsylvania who won the bee prizes.
    Lots of love from here to there!

    Krystn Madrine

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  16. More positive thoughts for you from my corner of the world. I hope you find yourselves back to rambling together in your beloved hills and high country soon.
    Kate in California

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  17. Hello Kate and Tom, thank you for thinking of us at this time! I’m in Los Angeles, sending my warmest thoughts and wishes for Kate’s health and recovery.

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  18. I am sorry to hear about Kate. Wish her a speedy recovery but please have a good rest and come back with even more enjoyable words of yours. Take care.

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  19. Kate:

    I wish you the best and speediest of recovery. I’ve followed you for a while without commenting but I’m always looking forward to your smart, well-researched and interesting posts.

    Warm regards,

    Laura

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  20. After lingering in the sidelines for many, many months I needed to say that I was very sorry to hear about Kate’s illness. I join in with the wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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  21. Sending best wishes and positive thoughts your way. Hope your illness passes fast and your recovery is speedy.

    We’ll be here when you return – no worries!

    Best regards,

    Lisa

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  22. Most dear Kate, even though only know you through your blog,
    Please know I am sending you my sincerest get well wishes and lovingkindness meditations.
    All the best,
    Chesley

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  23. Tous mes voeux de guérison depuis la Bretagne (en France). Hope you will recover very soon. Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. I had never let a message before but i ‘am reading very often. Best wishes,from France. Catherine

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  24. Oh dear! Kate is a most wonderful person and I’m so sad to hear of her illness! Sending all best wishes, thoughts, and hopes for a very speedy and complete recovery. Please convey all the hugs and happy vibes we are sending her!!!

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  25. I wouldn’t normally leave a comment, but I felt that I should let you know that my thoughts and best wishes are with you. I do hope that you are feeling better soon.

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  26. Dear Kate & Tom, So sorry to hear that Kate is ill.
    Sending you all our best wishes to you both and praying for Kate’s full recovery to good health very soon.

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  27. Dear Kate and Tom,

    Sending you both much love and wishing Kate a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Just remember, we runners are a tough breed.

    Love and best wishes,

    Susie
    xxx

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  28. I too usualy just quietly read your blog and very much enjoy following your adventures. So hearing this I just had to say best wishes and hope you feel better soon. Take care

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  29. Oh dear! Best wishes and feel better soon. I’ve never even commented before and yet I feel like magarete, strangely connected, and wanting to know if there’s anything I can do.

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  30. Oh no, I’m so sorry! (Actually I am rather surprised how sorry I feel… I don’t even know you, Kate. It’s your beautiful work here that makes me wishing you to get well soon.)

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  31. My prayers are with you and Tom – so sorry to hear of your illness – healing thoughts for your health and peace are being sent from Alabama.

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  32. I was so saddened to read that Kate is ill. Reading your blog is part of my daily routine. Get well soon Kate you and of course Tom are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. I’m sorry to have my first comment be this one, but I want to add my voice to good wishes to the chorus. I hope you have a speedy recovery and all goes well. Rest up!

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  34. Good luck – hope all is well very soon.

    From the amount of well wishers above, it’s obvious you’re a well-loved lady. And quite rightly too from the way you write.
    Take care,

    P x

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  35. Tom, please please please, take care of both yourself and our Kate. Hang in there, sending you strength and healing thoughts from Maryland.

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  36. Oh no! I hope everything turns out okay and best wishes for a speedy recovery! You’re in my thoughts, especially as I finish my owls sweater.

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  37. I am so sorry to hear this, Tom. I enjoy Kate’s blog so much – her writing provides me with much happiness and many new ideas.

    My prayers for her speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

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  38. I am so sad to read about your illnes! I will miss your posts so much, get well soon, please! Tanti auguri per una guarigione velocissima, from Italy.

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  39. Thank you Tom, for letting us know but I’m so sorry to hear your news. Kate, please rest and get well soon! Lots of good thoughts coming your way–

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  40. Hi Kate–we met briefly in Philadelphia and it was a highlight of my trip. Hope you’re as happy as one can be while you’re healing. Good thoughts headed your way from the East Coast.

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  41. Kate – You are so brilliant and energetic – please put all that brilliance and energy into getting better. Thanks Tom for letting us, her faithful readers, know.

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  42. Please get well soon! Get your health back. I hope that you will be home from the hospital soon.

    (This is the first time ever I have commented on your blog and we don’t know each other as I live in a totally different part of Europe from you. My thoughts goes out to you and your man)

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  43. Ugh, the hospital. I wish you a full recovery at whatever pace you require. Know that I appreciate your witty thoughts and find you to be rather inspiring, from my small corner in Wisconsin. May you be nurtured physically by your near community and remember you are cherished by so many who read your blog and enjoy your designs.

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  44. Tom, Thank you for letting us know.

    Kate, Take care and get well soon. You have a lot of admirers rooting for you.

    All the very best to both of you,
    Dawn

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  45. Tom and Kate

    I send my best wishes to you both – take all the time you need to get Kate well again. I’m sending lots of love and if I can help in anyway please get in touch.

    Lizzi

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  46. Spent yesterday in hospital with a very poorly daughter who was thankfully discharged at the end of the day. Despite the WONDERS of the NHS, hospitals are grim places and I send you both every good wish and hope that Kate will be able to recuperate at home in the very near future.

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  47. So very sorry to read this news. I’m sending you both my best wishes and happiest thoughts! And will (like all these others who so appreciate Kate’s words and images) be wishing for a very speedy recovery!

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  48. Oh no! I hope Kate is back to full health very soon. I know it’s highly unlikely there’s anything I can do, but if there is do let me know. I’m only in Dunblane and the only thing that’s stopped me coming over to Edinburgh in the past for knitting group etc is sheer laziness.

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  49. Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear this! I do send Kate my well-wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. May she trample the hills in her wollies very very soon! Tell her to take very good care and not worry about us one bit! We’ll be here when she gets back.

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  50. Oh, no! So so sorry to hear this. Thank you for letting us know, Tom–and best wishes to Kate for a quick and thorough recovery. I know we will all be pulling for her.

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  51. I am so sorry to read this. I hope she is not too uncomfortable and will be better soon. Healing thoughts winging their way to her across the miles.
    Janet in Seattle.

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  52. Thinking of you and sending best get-well wishes your way. I hope you are able to leave the hospital soon so you can recover in the comforts of home surrounded by friends and family.

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  53. I have received so much pleasure reading this blog; I wish I could return it all in love and warmest wishes for a quick recovery.

    Helen

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  54. It’s horrible to hear this news. I hope the recovery is speedy and I hope both of you are taking care of yourselves. I’ll be thinking about you.

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  55. Sending speedy recovery thoughts and best wishes to both of you from California!

    And I’ll be happy to keep reading “back” posts from this wonderful blog — not sure why it took me so long to find it, but it is enthralling!

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  56. You don’t know me either, as I don’t knit and stumbled onto this blog some time ago, and have enjoyed it ever since. I do hope you make a speedy recovery, and are home again soon.

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  57. My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery -and thank you for considering us. You have so many “friends” on this blog who love you and wish you well. Tom you sound like a great support for Kate, take care of yourself too

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  58. Amazing this blog thing, bringing together folks from far and near, some of us (like me) you may not even know read your blog since I read but don’t remark… Yet, tears sprang to my eyes when I read Tom’s words. Kate, please get better soon and take strength from knowing so many of us are out hear cheering you on!!!

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  59. Well Tom, we get a nice sense of you through Kate…sending her blessings and some for you as well. Take good care of each other….like you always seem to do. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  60. I am so very sorry. I was having a moment here, thinking how awful it would be if there were no more posts on archival pieces, or thoughtful musings on historical episodes.

    Feel much much better.

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  61. Dear Tom,

    Please let Kate know that a lot of people will be patiently waiting for more news on her recovery right here, on this corner of her world.

    My best wishes, my heart, and my thoughts are with her now.

    Loving hugs from Toronto

    Maria

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  62. UPSET AND SHOCKED to read that KATE is seriously ill

    –please tell her many warm thoughts ,lots of hugs and well wishes to her — my thoughts and wishes are with you to TOM – hoping you have people who you love around for support

    pat in ontario CANADA

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  63. Thank you Tom. I’ve enjoyed you and Kate’s adventures and come to cherish her and her writings. Please let her know we are pulling for her to get better soon.

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  64. omgoodness. I hope you feel better and soon!

    I look forward to reading your posts once you are fully recovered, but take your time and take it easy.

    Get well soon!

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  65. sending very positive thoughts kate’s way for a quick recovery, but take all the time you need to get better and don’t worry about us or your blog – we can wait!

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  66. Bless her, to be thinking of her blog readers at a time like this! I hope she gets better again very soon, and is soon able to be tramping about over the hills again. xx

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  67. My best wishes for a quick recovery for Kate. I hope she is fixed up soon and back with her insightful thoughts and beautiful pictures.

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  68. Dear Kate and Tom,

    Take care of yourselves and each other, and know that all Kate’s blog followers are wishing her a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you both.

    With much love

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  69. I’m so sorry to hear Kate’s so ill. Best wishes to both of you & I hope for a speedy recovery for Kate. Good luck!

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  70. Get better, i discovered your work not long ago, beautiful, fullof beauty, u need to get well ,to take care of yourself, so much things to créate,
    best wishes from paris,
    françoise henry

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  71. Please take care and all the time needed for a full recovery. Now is the time to take care of yourself (both of you). You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon.

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