Saturday, April 9, 2011


For most people "homemade" is a good thing, such as homemade brownies and bread etc. When I was growing up my friends' mothers didn't work outside the home (mine did) and one of the things they did do was knit beautiful sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, etc. for my friends. I wanted my mom to do this, but she was not a knitter.

My aunt taught me to knit, but I was not a knitter for a long time. As a teenager I tried to imitate what my friends' moms made for them, but I was much slower and the style passed. My children had some handmade knitted things, however, the slowness is still with me and they weren't always excited with the result. My husband wore a very ugly knitted vest I made him just to be nice (that's love). Now I'm slow knitting for my grandsons and sooner or later they'll get something homemade.

The point is that homemade isn't always good, but it can be. Friends' mothers who made a sweater in an evening, I found as I got older were also incredibly busy in all phases of their lives even if not "outside the home". Probably in "F" I should have done FINISH YOUR PROJECTS, any other knitters with half-dones hanging around?


  1. I've always wanted to learn to knit but never had a teacher -- I have to see things up close and hands-on.

  2. I have many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) at my house. I think they reproduce.

    Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
    Write, Wrong or Indifferent
    Marie Anne’s Missives
    In the Garden With Sow-n-Sow
    Every Day Crochet

  3. When I was a child, my mother made all my clothes, all our bread and cookies. All of us kids longed for store-bought versions. My poor Mom really thought we were mad...she hadn't had a mother to cook and sew for her. Sometimes, it would be nice to have her back so I could enjoy some of those cookies and buns - and tell her so.


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