Sunday, January 24, 2010

Knitting 101


When I was about 10 or 12 years old
my grandmother tried
to teach me how to knit

and I could only knit
not pearl...

yup

nice girl ~ not very bright!

so I could only knit a scarf
and then she would laugh at me
because I would gain stitches
or lose them

so after Christmas
when I said I was going to do
a project a month
one of the things I said I would do
was to knit a scarf
to match my new jacket

now it is not fancy
and not yet complete
but I am doing it...

mind you I cannot remember how to cast off
I will have to go visit Mom and get that lesson!

This is one of my favorite pictures
of Gram & I

I miss her everyday
but not what she left behind.

"When someone you love
becomes a memory

the memory
becomes a treasure"

Author Unknown




xo

5 comments:

Cathi said...

I love that quote, Lori...and your story is so precious and the scarf looks fabulous!

My daughter is a wonderful knitter taught to her by my friend, Sandi. I am in the learning stages, but have done a half a scarf...Keep going girl, you're doing a great job! xxoo

The White Farmhouse said...

My grandmother taught me how to knit also. Crocheting is easier though. I can't wait to see your scarf when you are done! Love the quote too.

Simone said...

I too have been learning to knit over the past 6 months and I love it.

I do have now though 3 or 4 unfinished projects and I know I need to take my knitting on to the next level. I need to finish something!!

Good luck! xo

Farmgirl Paints said...

I learned to knit at a church function. I can't cast on, and if I mess up I can't continue unless someone helps me. So it's frustrating. I wish I was good at it. It's fun:)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Lori,
I am rubbish at knitting. I know how to do it but the tendon in my arm swells up and I can't continue !! It must be the way that I hold the knitting needles ! Honestly, it's true.
You are doing really well. I so admire you for trying new things.
XXXX