Knitting And Crocheting Blog Week - Day 1

How and when did you begin knitting/crocheting? was it a skill passed down through generations of your family, or something you learned from Knitting For Dummies? What or who made you pick up the needles/hook for the first time? Was it the celebrity knitting ‘trend’ or your great aunt Hilda?

My grandma, Grace, taught me to knit when I was about 12.  I started with "footsocks".  She gave me the same Sears Knitting book she'd learned from, and bought the yarn for my first projects.  I still have the sweater she knit for my high school graduation, though it doesn't fit anymore.  I think only one of my aunts (my grandma had 5 daughters and one son) knits -- my mom learned later in life but "it didn't stick".  I have quite a bit of my grandma's knitting tools, and some of her pattern books as well. 


  1. Pam, this is so precious. What a gift you have, learning to knit from your grandmother, and a great photo and her tools to remember her by.

  2. How wonderful that you have such a lasting gift from your Grandma! A craft, some tools, and love. What a winning combination!


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