Thursday, October 15, 2009

Crocheting

These were sketched while I was working on my most recent crochet project. I actually like the act of knitting and crocheting better than the final product. That's odd isn't it?

My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was quite young. She would give my sister and I each a ball of yarn and those really long plastic needles and we would practice our knitting. We would spend the weekend at their house, knitting, watching TV shows like "Queen for a Day" (that dates me) and eating our favorite foods like 1/2 an avocado filled with her wonderful homemade dressing. They had a Siamese cat named Herman, who liked to eat wool. So, we would have to hide our knitting and of course all our sweaters. If he got to them, we would end up with large holes chewed in our sweaters and we were in trouble!

Often when I knit or crochet I think of my grandmother and those days so long ago.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Ohhhhh what a fabulous memory page. I too love knitting more than the finished product, I too remember Queen for a Day - Your gram would be honored with this sketch and your loving memories. and Skills!!!

Barbara Weeks said...

Lovely memory - lovely sketches.

Marie-Dom said...

Beautiful sketches. I too prefer the idea of knitting and crochet to the actual finished product. A very therapeutic activity....

HeartFire said...

oh my, I remember Queen for a Day too! And Art Linkletter... and my mom taught me to knit and crochet too, but I never really made anything. Wonderful sketch paintings!

vickylw said...

I love knitting / crocheting also -- and wonder how you sketched while doing each! The "journey" always seems better than the finished project for me, too.

Margaret Ann said...

A beautifully delicat capture! :0