|Grandma's crocheted handbag|
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Knit 1, Purl 2
I am an expert crocheter, thanks to my grandma’s teaching, yet an equally-inept knitter and seamstress, despite my grandma’s teaching.
From a very young age, my grandma was a gifted seamstress, knitter, and crocheter. (Her dad had been a tailor. She figured she must have “inherited” her talent from him.) When my grandma was 13 years old (in the early 1920s), in order to help support her family, she took a job with a clothing manufacturer. Her job was to go to couture fashion shows, then go back to the factory and create exactly by memory (and at a lower cost) the designers’ fashions...yep, there were knockoffs back then, too! She somehow could create anything (sans pattern), and she would carry that talent with her well into her 80s.
At the top of this post you'll see a picture of my sister and me wearing sweaters my grandma made. Thanks Grandma. Love you so much! Miss you.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up,
we often forget they are growing old.