Does anyone else have a stack like this in your home??
If I put all our crocheted and knit blankets and sweaters into one room from the grandmothers, great grandmothers, mothers and great aunts, I wouldn't fit in the room to take a photograph.
I really really love having them. Every one of them. They've become a kaleidoscope of love in this house, and they are dragged here, there and everywhere by the kids.
And with the recent passing of my husband's grandfather, his grandmother found that she wanted to clear some things out of the house. So the stack is getting higher.
I've never been much for knitting or crochet. My mom and every mom before her did it. My greek grandmother crocheted without a hook! Just used her finger, and you would not believe the intricate results. I'll share soon.
I always watched, but sort of resisted the structure of it, as described in the story of the needlework. For some reason though, recently I've been inspired to try more.
Having lost both my grandmothers in the past few years I won't be learning from them. So is my mom teaching me? Nope. Who? My daughter! How cute is that? Even watching her smart little hands whip through the basics, I picture the first women I watched do it, the women that Juliana barely had the chance to know.
It was actually Juliana who taught me to crochet when she was 11 years old. And now at 14 she has executed quite the thorough knitting tutorial, so that I am casting on, knitting and purling. She is just the most inventive little creature.
I'll be sharing some of my VERY basic progress here. And maybe the cooler weather will inspire you like it has me. If the weather isn't enough visit purlsoho.com and their darling blog. So beautiful.