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I have been a crafter all my life - starting as a...
Created By: Judith Mecsics

I have been a crafter all my life - starting as a 5 year old I was already sewing doll clothes, making potholders on looms and fashioning jewelry from acorns and sweet gum balls. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was around 6 and that resulted in scarves for everyone I knew. I later found a passion for cross stitch, crocheting, needlepoint, crewel work and tatting (again, thanks to grandma.) I collected patterns, kits and materials from all over the world as I travelled as an Air Force spouse. The love for these arts always led me to other people with the same interests and fast friendships were formed. I found myself taking and Icelandic knitting class - IN ICELAND - as well as buying Lopi yarn right from the factory. I explored yarn shops in France, Holland and Germany. The shopkeepers were always so helpful and flattered that an American ventured in. I have made Christmas ornaments using dried red peppers in New Mexico, dried Magnolia pods in South Carolina and sand dollars in Georgia. Over the years I have had eyesight issues which finally resulted the surgical removal of my right eye last fall. My remaining eye has a cataract developing, so I have had to curtail some of my more detailed crafting and needlework. But I am knitting like a woman possessed. I have made sweaters, Christmas stockings, hats, a blanket for my son in the Army, mittens for everyone for Christmas and over a hundred Preemie Caps for local hospitols. These projects have kept my mind occupied and my heart full. Thanks to Grandma who passed her passion on to me. I have taught my own daughter to knit and she used her talents as a student of Fashion Design in Philadelphia (she graduated in 2006.) She made a baby blanket for a freind just lately and so the tradition is continuing. To feel the connection to generations before us - as well as people around the world- is pretty amazing.
Knit On!

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