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From Socks to Lace
Created By: Penrose Ingrid

As a four year old I was introduced to knitting by my Great-Grandmother. I had watched her knitting many days, when it was stormy and rainy. We had a nice fire going in the Kacheloven (Kachel=tiles). These were tiles, they kept the warmth for a long time and so our livingroom was warm all day and all night long.

There by that oven, we spend many hours knitting and telling stories.

After I mastered the knitting needles, two at the beginning, Grandma tought me how to knit socks. I did my first pair for my little sister. She was a baby at that time and her feet were small so that I could learn better. That is what Grandma said. After some time, when I was doing well, I was ask to help knitting socks for other people. This gave us a little income, because it was not long after the war and we had very little food and clothing.

I kept on knitting socks all year long and ceveral years after that first encounter with knitting.

Some time later, when the first sign of spring was coming, I learned to use little lace pattern to make some pretty socks for the coming Holidays and for other events.

Now I really liked knitting, because I could do other things with my knowledge. I became interested to knit shawls and pretty sweaters and anything that people ask me to knit for them.

Every year we have at church our anual Christmas Bazaar and I have made many lace shawls to sell there. It is a thrill, to see later on a lady walking up to church on Sunday morning and have a beautiful shawl around her shoulders.

So, here is someone happy, however the proseeds of the Bazaar going to the community assistance program, or to the womans shelter for abused women.

I am glad to be part of this program and I am very fortunate, to have had a grandma, who took the time to teach me.

Today I am not only kniting lace, I write my own pattern and use them. I am always looking for the ultimate pattern when I start a new one, however, when I finish it, I know there is still one to come. It is still in my future, when I finish with the final one.

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