Tuesday, May 14, 2013


My mom can knit. She can knit anything any time. Growing up with 5 children clothes were handmade and even our gloves where hand knit. When you got a hole in a finger she could repair just that finger. My kids all had hand knit baby outfits that I can shamefully say that I let my daughter use with her baby dolls because I didn't truly understand how talented she is. Everyone in the family has multiple Afghans, lap blankets, dish scrubbers, place mats, etc. At this point knitting is one thing my mom can still bang out... lap blankets for nursing homes, baby caps for the local hospitals, my kids all have multiple baby blankets and sweater sets tucked away in tissue in case gram isn't here when they have children. Now I can shamefully also say I use her as slave labor... yes I do. ANY time I have a baby shower to attend or a close friend having a grand or my principle having a baby I say hey mom could you make me a baby thing... I head over to ACMoore bring home the yarn and literally in 1 to 2 days I get the call ... its done! I always let her whip up whatever she feels like... I have a baby shower Thursday for the interpreter at our school who is expecting a little boy. This is my 92 year old moms latest set she whipped up for me...
Well I think I may have passed on the slave labor gene to my daughter cause she has a work baby shower on Sunday. I posted the invitations I did for her before... Note: I was slave labor for the invitations. Then she went online and found just the right pattern she wanted knitted... At least I give allow for creative genius to come up with her own thing.. hahaha. Once the buttons on her the little girl outfit I will post that also.

Oh I can do a basic knit or pearl... that's it.. no cables nothing fancy, straight lines for scarfs. hahaha! BUT  I can crochet.... Must skip a generation cause that was my mom's mom thing. I never remember her without a crochet hook in her hand knitting doilies.

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