And Now My Daughter Saadia

Recently I have written about my son Sayeed and how he had negotiated with the Federation regarding the strike. Now I write about my daughter Saadia. Many of you know her from Xanga. (She is the one who had introduced me to all of you through those august pages of Xanga— oh such a long time ago)

She is so talented and so gifted! In more ways than one I might add. The most loving mother, a devoted wife, an excellent educator, a master poet, adroitly making her words speak volumes, and now she shows me another aspect of her dexterous life.

She knits!

Oh my God, how beautifully she knits! Her nimble fingers just take to air it seems. She has been knitting up a storm this season. A local boutique is using her work and doing very well. I am posting her link here. She has an Etsy store. (is that what I say? A store? An account with Etsy?) She has given me a couple of her handmade products, which I am so proud to own.

So here is the shout out… a plug, if you might say, please visit her Etsy site and order a scarf or two or a cowl or what have you. You will not be disappointed. They are amazingly warm and truly COMFORTABLE. Β Those of us who have to put up with the doldrums of winter, can recognize how good it feels to have a good scarf or cowl around your neck. They make for excellent gifts for the season.

So please check out her site at this address. You will love the pictures and the work.Β

Pass the word around too.

Love you guys, and may I say thank you?

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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22 Responses to And Now My Daughter Saadia

  1. slmret says:

    Those are lovely cowls, Zakiah — Saadia does a nice job with them, and I’m sure they’ll keep many people warm during the winters to come!

  2. Klitting is an art and Saadia is an artist. I watched the items she made . They are beautiful and certainly comfortable .
    Since you speak of xanga I remember having posted about knitting. Yes it was a golden age ! πŸ™‚
    Love ❀

  3. rushmorejudd says:

    She is so much more than an artist and a knitter. Saadia is just a wonderful human being to all who have had contact with her.

    • Zakiah says:

      Oh Rush, you are so wonderful and kind to say such nice things. She is a wonderful human being indeed. She has humbled me with her wisdom and knowledge.

  4. mrswrangler says:

    Such talent. I myself have been busy with my needles of late working up some Christmas presents. Knitting is a way that I work out some of my worries.

  5. I remember you wrote about her creating your wonderful Xanga account Zsa_md. (I hope I got that right). There’s so much talent in your family!

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes, she did that for me. I think she was worried that after I retired I would just disappear or get depressed or whatever. That was the best thing for me. Met you and other fantastic people on xanga. Thanks for the compliment Matt.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Ah xanga… I will be forever thankful that I was able to meet so many wonderful people through that site! You and Saadia were some of my first friends! She is absolutely wonderful but then again she IS your daughter!!

  7. I”m going to go check out the link.
    Miss Xanga. πŸ˜‰

  8. I remember Xanga! πŸ˜€ And I’m so glad I met you and so many other sweet people there! πŸ™‚

    Saadia is beautiful inside and out…and she creates beauty! She takes after her Mother! πŸ™‚

    I love her beautiful knitting creations! πŸ™‚ I hope they sell well!

    Both my daughter and my DIL knit and crochet…so I get lovely scarves, cowls, hats, etc. πŸ™‚ Such a plus every winter!

    HUGS!!! and ❀ and Happy Saturday!!! πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Carolyn. I didn’t know that I knew you from Xanga. (oops!) I thought I knew you only after getting into WP! I have such a weak memory.
      Have a great Sunday.

      • It’s okay! I’m forgettable! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
        Yes, I started blogging on Xanga in 2005.
        The only people I knew when I came to WP (in 2011 to read some friends blogs and in Feb 2012 to start my own WP blog) were former-Xangans. πŸ™‚
        Hope your Sunday is great, too! πŸ™‚

  9. whyzat says:

    I’m so jealous of people who knit well! It takes a deft hand, indeed. I was just knitting some washcloths and they are awful! I will just go back to crocheting, I guess. I am making a sweater that is going very well.
    I like to hear parents speak of their children with such pride. I didn’t follow her on Xanga but she sounds like a wonderful person. ( ha, spell check changed Xanga to Santa!)

  10. Zakiah says:

    THANK YOU FOR this lovely comment. I was too lazy to go back and change the font!! You know Dian, my older sister used to knit absolutely beautiful sweaters. I asked her to teach me. She tried. But my knits and perls were a fiasco form the get go. So she yanked the needles out of my hand and said, “Zakiah, you just stay with your medical books. You are too dumb to learn how to knit!” Swear to God! I will never forget her sincere words. We all had laughed at her wisdom. I never touched the knitting needles. But Saadi, she knits beautifully. She has been knitting for ever it seems and reminds me of my older sister. No, I never asked her to teach me how to knit.
    Have you guys moved to Iowa? Hope you will come and visit me sometime.

    • whyzat says:

      We haven’t moved yet. The plan is to move in the spring. How that the new house is done and I’ve been there and seen the new appliances and things, I wish we were going sooner!
      Maybe there is place halfway between Ankeny and Quincy where we could meet? I would have to look at a map.

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