found // the stitch marker that nearly made me cry
My grandma was an avid knitter. "Nanny" made everything from sweaters and baby buntings, to dozens of blankets or countless washcloths. She taught me to knit, and I only wish had learned even more from her when I could.
She did her knitting in a chair that now sits in our living room and where I now often sit when I stitch. When she reached her 90s, she was still knitting, though the washcloths were now the most complicated things she would tackle, so imagine my surprise when I found a stitch marker deep in the crevice beside the cushion.
I had dropped a pattern piece and in fishing it out I found the tiny ring. She's been gone for several years, so it must have been there for at least four years, though likely much longer. Finding it was like finding Nanny right there crafting alongside of me.
Do you have artists or crafters in your family tree? Do you have things that make you feel close to them and the things they made?
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, March 24, 2014