A friend taught me how to knit; it would be nice to say that the craft was passed along to me by one of many fine craftspeople on my maternal side though! However, I'm happy to say that I have some great examples of their knitting and crochet that have traveled along with me over the years. The little stack in the photo are a few of them, and (of course) here are their stories......
The shades of brown crochet afgan belongs to my husband and comes from the hands of my Grandma Freida, who made one for each grandchild and one for each of their spouses over the years. All were different patterns; Cousin Mike's is red/white and blue because he was born in 1976; mine is pink, green, and white because of sorority colors. The white baby blanket came as a surprise gift when my first baby was born and was made by my Great Aunt Edie, Freida's sister, who gave a hand made white blanket to many families for all their babies to share. The tiny little doilies were given to me by my Great Grandma Alice because of my childhood dollhouse obsession. They were rugs, tablecloths, and the occasional sun hat (cheap ring made a good hat band). I don't know if she had these things tucked away or made them especially for me -- probably a bit of both. Great Grandma also made the little red purse for my mother, and then it was passed along to me. Finally, that knitted 'quilt' was done by Grandma Freida for a doll bed. I treasure these bits of handiwork from Grandmothers and Aunties, and have more to share another time!
Wed, February 6, 2013
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