I have been hanging around drinking ice tea and taking cold showers. Too darn hot to do any furniture painting ..so I did a bit summer cleaning and I found my earliest knit / crochet items. Maybe fun to share with you.
The first school I attended in the Netherlands was a bit of an old fashioned school and I learned the basics in crochet and knitting. My teacher had us knit gloves, hats and shawls in first grade. To show you what I crocheted in second grade: a pair of baby mittens!
One is actually a bit larger than the other, but still I think I did a great job! I already loved needlework and I did not only knitted at school but also at home. I was a girl who played with dolls..for years! And I religiously knitted/sewed/crocheted every little doll item I could think of. Remember, I was only 7 or 8 years old. Here is a sample:
When I reached puberty I no longer was interested in making doll clothes, of course, and I continued knitting sweaters and hats for myself. Here is a sample:
You see, throughout the years needle work was my companion. Something handmade is most of the time appreciated and so I gave away a lot. Most knitters are generous. When I married and had my babies..more knitting…lovely baby sweaters and booties.
The knit work became more intricate and I started to challenge myself. I love to do cables, pattern work, different color work. I am still learning new stitches and new ways to knit. I like to state in this post that knitting is a valuable craft. When you know how to knit, or crochet, please teach others. You will feel great to share this with someone.