Fabulous; to be treasured for a lifetime.
Wow, talk about a beautiful miracle. She is it.
You spoke for me!
Your knitting is lovely, as well.
Your knitting is spectacular.
How exquisite the bride will look on her wedding day; wearing this heirloom!
It's glorious; joining in the praise!
You really brightened my day!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory.
So sad to hear of the passing of such a caring and talented needlewoman!
An enchanting collection for your lovely granddaughter!
It's fabulous; and will be cherished by your family.
I believe this is what you are looking for:
"Learn to Knit" - vintage knitting instructions booklet from Susan Bates.
I remember that green cover!
The most recent edition; found on Amazon, has a newer one.
My mom taught me to crochet when I was 5. I taught myself to knit 42 years ago. I wanted to make the Shetland Isle Shawl for my nephew. I was too dumb to know only an advanced knitter should attempt it. It looked pretty good. Took me 5 months but I did it.
This was my first project of any consequence:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shetland-lace-baby-shawl
No one told me it was too difficult!
I went to the local Woolworth's (long gone) and bought materials.
It seemed to take forever to complete.
That's why I said I was "fairly expert", when I finished!
Mrs. Buchanan, a Grey Lady (volunteer nurse) taught me the to knit and purl when I was 10. She didn't teach me what to do about dropped stitches.
I discovered that my mother knitted, when she picked them up; and went flying down the row. I found that she wasn't the only knitter in the family.
I could share something with my older relativesI
Gradually, I became more expert; and fascinated with knitting lace.
I didn't knit for some years.
I've returned to it, now.
It's a wonderful stress reliever; and I can create something beautiful in the process!
Wishing you the most joyous day, Dee!
Happy Birthday, Dee!
You, and your gifts, have inspired so many of us.