Grammy Gets a Turn
By Mousie, chronicler of family stuff.
Good morning friends. I have decided to share some of Grammy's knitting with you. She's been busy over the years with her needlework. She sells some and donates or gives away much more.
Now you know Grammy is ANCIENT and I mean really, really old. So old that she's crochety. *giggles* Speaking of crochety... she crocheted a gazillion years ago but gave it up after developing arthritis in her thumb. I'll show you her last crochet project in our slideshow ... a grey shawl made for a friend.
That is when she switched back to knitting which she hadn't done in years. Oh, through those busy career years she'd pick up her needles and work on a project once in a while ... but months might go by between start and finish of a knitting project.
Then one day a friend saw a sweater pattern and that triggered her urge to knit again. She picked up her knitting needles and hasn't put them down for more than a day or two at a time over the past 10 or so years. She has made hats, scarves, a few pullover sweaters, and sweater coats, dog sweaters, a tea and bodum coffee cozies, a few lap blankets for the elderly. Seldom a day goes by when she doesn't work on something. In fact, over the past week she has finished two items, one we'll show (a white v-neck pullover) and the other (a shawl) must wait until the recipient gets it in late March. We don't want to spoil the surprise.
When Grammy learned that she could do volunteer knitting for a hospital she was thrilled. Chemo hats for the adult Cancer Ward and Preemie Gowns for the NICU. These are the projects she chose to make because they are small and could be done while travelling on public transit. She keeps the more challenging patterns to work on at home after she's worn us out. For some reason she doesn't like us helping her. Can you believe it? Why, you ask? Well...
Sweetie is quite adept at cutting the yarn with her teeth, running off with the crochet hooks used to fix a dropped stitch, and chewing knitting needles. I like to disturb Grammy and lick her hair to distract her while mummy Whiskers steals into her lap and shares her fur with whatever item Grammy's knitting. She's so unselfish that way. *giggles*
While the boys aren't into knitting, Etude does like to team up with Sweetie and steal knitting needles, play with knitting markers and toss whatever he can reach onto the floor. He is a mischief. Rondo, on the other hand ignores the knitting, sits on the arm of the chair and meows for more food. He can be quite persistent and annoying, let me tell you.
Well, there isn't much more to say so I'll just post the slideshow with a sampling of her projects. Boring, I know, but it keeps the old girl out of mischief. Good thing too since that's our job.
You can see many of her projects on her Facebook page but we'll share a smattering here in a slideshow. Hope we don't bore you.
Comments are welcomed. Keep it fun.
Mischief and Mayhem Central 2020
My momma has never knitted anything in her life since she failed making pot holders at summer camp. Sad to say we don't trust her to have any kind of needles in her hands. She can sew a button, but that is the extent to her sewing skillz. I'm vewy impwessed that yoor Grammy is such an expurrt knitter.
2/24/2020 10:46:15 pm
Thank you. We are impressed too but wish she didn't knit so much. Sometimes we feel neglected. Yep, we do. But your momma has a lot of other skills that our Grammy doesn't have - professional writer, decorator, traveller to far places - like the great far north of Michigan. AND she's a wonderful mom to you.
2/26/2020 03:53:06 pm
Hi Mousie! How are you? Grammy is so talented! I just love Meowma’s soft warm beautiful blue hat and scarf Grammy made for her. I like to steal the scarf and lay my head on it! It feels so comfy.
2/27/2020 08:41:54 am
Hi, Mitzy. Yes, we love Grammy's knitting too. it is soft and warm but we love it best when we can steal it and mess it all up. *Giggles* Shall we put in an order for your very own knitted pillow?
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