This lovely print by Anthony Watkins bears a resemblance to my oldest daughter, who has been doing quite a bit of knitting and crocheting this winter. Her example has inspired her sister Joy to bring out her needles, and this morning they were both clicking while I was reading our literature selection aloud. It's the perfect winter pastime~~ something industrious that can be done by the fire. Melody likes the lush angora yarns and uses big needles to create long scarves. She figured out her own way to make the fringe, a little different from anything I've seen. She has used crochet chains and I think the end result is very pleasing.
Although I haven't engaged in any knitting lately, I have wonderful memories of knitting with my neighbor and bosom buddy during my growing up years. We made Barbie doll dresses, slippers, scarves, and lots of other little projects. We did it in the summer, though, pulling our lawn chairs into the shade, talking and knitting furiously like 2 little old ladies.
I was very proud that I was able to teach my Grandmother to knit after developing my skill. She far exceeded anything I ever accomplished. I think she knitted an afghan for each of her 9 grandchildren.
I hope to do that someday! Knitting is like riding a bike; you never forget how to do it. The only reason I don't do it now is because I can't figure out a way to read and knit at the same time!
Do you knit?