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My grandmother came to live with us when I was 6...
Created By: Sally Tarasoff

My grandmother came to live with us when I was 6 years old. She knitted every day, including hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters, which I wore. When I was about 7 or 8 I asked to learn how to knit and she taught me. I knitted clothes (very simple) for my Barbie dolls. After a long hiatus, including college and marriage, I picked up knitting again. I knitted mittens, but I was not very good at it. So, my grandmother, who was blind by then, would feel my knitting, and correct my mistakes, and show me what I needed to do. I knitted off an on after that until my daughters were teenagers and would not wear anything home-made at all. I stopped knitting until I saw a scarf made with eyelash yarn, and made one for myself. Once my granddaughters saw my scarf they wanted one, and then my daughters wanted one, and on it went.
I am now knitting a baby blanket for my grand nephew.
All I can say is that the skill my grandmother taught me in the 1950's is a gift that keeps on giving. Every time I pick up her knitting needles, that I was blessed to inherit, I think of her.
Knitting is a generational gift that we can pass on. I still have the afghan that my grandmother made for me when I was 16 years old (that was 40 years ago). Believe me when I say that knitted projects last forever, and are cherished forever. Keep knitting everyone, and pass it on.

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