Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A little bit of history repeating

I am mostly a self-taught knitter, but when I was a kid, I wanted my mom to teach me to knit because I saw she was doing it.   

This is the sweater my mom made me when I was about 5 or 6 years old presently being modeled by my son.
She is left handed and I am right handed so it was a bit of a challenge, not to mention I had a very short attention span being a mere 8 years old.  I learned to cast on and knit back and forth, and that was all I could manage.  I had no idea what casting off meant, so I would just slide all of the stitches off of the needle and that was it, my project was complete.  I created a beautiful work of art, or so I thought.

 Many of the women and men in my family are incredible crafters and artists, so it is in my blood to create.  So much so, I went to college and got my BFA in photography, and now I obsessively knit.

This is my Great Grandma's basket that I now use.
I have created little knits for my children that I hope someday they will cherish.

Scott's first baby sweater

Laurel's first baby sweater

Scott & Laurel's baby blankets

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