Wednesday, 25 April 2012

My Knitting Or Crochet Hero - 3KCBWDAY3

This one's's this lady here

My Nanna

She taught me to knit when I was 7 years old. I doubt very much I would be here writing this post, had it not been for her patience and perseverance. She picked up many a dropped stitch, showed me how to knit and purl many many times and without an ounce of impatience.

Unfortunately she didn't teach me to crochet, that was all me and youtube. I remember asking her to teach me to crochet when I was a child. I was taking ballet lessons and I really wanted one of those crocheted bun nets, when she told me she didn't know how to crochet, I think I replied "Eh? but you're old! All old people know how to crochet!" I searched for years for someone to teach me. In 2007 I finally decided to teach myself...once I'd mastered it, all the crocheters started coming out of their hiding places.

My Nanna might not have been able to crochet herself, but her mother (my Great Grandmother) did, and my Nanna very kindly passed down all my Great Grandmothers crochet hooks. I feel so honoured to have these, I daren't use them, I just occasionally get them out and admire them.


I tried to repay the favour by attempting to teach my Nanna to crochet, but we didn't get very far. In fact I must remedy that and try again. 

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  1. I too have been handed down some crochet hooks from my mother. They are very sacred to me. I posted the case I made to store them in.

  2. Ah that's so sweet. My mom Crochets. I could never get into it, but I do believe there are not enough crocheters in the world.
    I am listing random blogs on mine and your's is going on today's list.

  3. How sweet that she handed down her mother's crochet things. What a nice choice for your hero