03 March 2010
... and Hooks, and Under the Needle...
I have a doll, a little knit doll, that my Nanny made for me, affectionately called, My Nanny Doll. I love it. Apparently my nanny was quite the knitter, and she passed those skills onto her daughter, my Grandma Betty. As long as I can remember Grandma Betty has knit things for us: hats, mitts, scarves... She has even made "Nanny Dolls" for both of my sons.
I love to make things too. Love it! I love the accomplishment of creating something with my own hands. I love the connection with other women that crafting seems to create. When I wanted to learn how to knit, naturally I asked my Grandma Betty. I feel that our relationship has grown closer because of this. My Grandma Jackson bought me the fabric for the first quilt I ever made. And since, my mom and mother-in-law have both spent hours quilting with me. I love these memories, and the product that comes out of the good times!
So, right now, I've got a lot of projects on the go! Knitting projects, crochet projects, quilting, sewing, painting, decorating... Like I said, I like to make things! Here's a few of the things I'm working on right now:
Well, there you go. That certainly isn't the complete pile of things I want to do, but it's what I'm working on right now. Jared is good to me, because there is usually one or two spread out in our living room, reminding me to keep going. Maybe I will finish that hat for him, after all.