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Jul 14, 2019 15:31:46   #
Fabulous; to be treasured for a lifetime.
 
Jul 9, 2019 06:35:58   #
seamer45 wrote:
Wow, talk about a beautiful miracle. She is it.

You spoke for me!

Your knitting is lovely, as well.
Jun 26, 2019 08:12:48   #
Your knitting is spectacular.
How exquisite the bride will look on her wedding day; wearing this heirloom!
Jun 19, 2019 14:27:02   #
It's glorious; joining in the praise!
Jun 9, 2019 15:13:18   #
You really brightened my day!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory.
May 29, 2019 08:24:20   #
So sad to hear of the passing of such a caring and talented needlewoman!
 
May 28, 2019 10:41:00   #
An enchanting collection for your lovely granddaughter!
May 27, 2019 11:04:26   #
It's fabulous; and will be cherished by your family.
May 8, 2019 16:56:20   #
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.
May 8, 2019 10:12:17   #
rosemarya wrote:
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!
May 7, 2019 15:42:46   #
Swoon-worthy!
 
May 7, 2019 11:38:12   #
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!
May 5, 2019 16:53:56   #
How elegant!
Apr 25, 2019 09:44:18   #
Wishing you the most joyous day, Dee!
Apr 25, 2019 08:34:10   #
Happy Birthday, Dee!
You, and your gifts, have inspired so many of us.
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