Did you start to knit as a child or an an adult? Maybe you picked it up again after many years away. So many of us learned as children, maybe at a grandmother's knee before taking a bit of a hiatus. Knitting in general took a bit of a break, even skipping an entire generation of women as those who knit before us celebrated freedom from knitting and darning yet another pair of socks. No second sock syndrome for them - no knitting meant cold toes.
Old country connections influenced my reentry into the knitting world. First, when living with an Irish housemate then again when I married into a German family where both my MIL and grandmother-in-law (GMIL?), Oma to her grandchildren, were both life long knitters. Intrigued I picked up my needles some mohair and never looked back.
My husband's brother and his wife are visiting this week from Philidelphia with their two daughters. The most cooperative and photogenic little angels I have ever been around. If you think this picture is cute you should see her our new Home Page with the Anny Purls Buddy Bag.
No need to pose here - the kids are completely enjoying the warm California Spring air jumping for joy on the family trampoline. The sweater, knit by my SIL, is an old Debbie Bliss pattern. A bit oversized, super easy to pull on but not at all bulky in this pretty purple Cashsoft.
So how did my mother-in-law, who raised only sons, end up with two daughter-in-laws that knit? Serendipity, fate or was it the knitting connection that brought us together?