One of our many guest during the Christmas/New Year holiday season was Ernie's best friend Richard and his wife Sharon. Sharon is a knitter extraordinaire. There's nothing she can't knit. When they annually come down to celebrate Ernie and my wedding anniversary (married New Year's Eve 1994), I try to knit something also. It's usually a simple scarf or once a wonderful shawl. It's the only time I get out my mother's knitting needles.
This year Sharon taught me to make theses darling little flowers that I can use in my altered art or maybe attach to a scarf? The directions to make the flowers can be found at Head Huggers. The pink flowers were knitted on size 6 needles. The black and the white flowers were knitted on size 8 needles. I have yet to put beads in the center. I'll wait until I decide what I am going to do with the flowers. If I can do it, trust me, you can do it. . .
I think I have mentioned in the past my mom's knitting group. I think there was six of them. They had met as professional women and after retiring continued to met regularly and share their love of knitting.
Here's one example of my mom's knitting. I remember her knitting this sweater with the beautiful butterfly stitch. She would watch TV and never seem to look down at her needles.
The other two outfits were knitted by my mom's dear friend,Thelma and passed on to me. When I was much younger and slimmer, I wore the red and blue knit outfit at Christmas time.
That is a gold metallic thread that I think was part of the yarn. Look how beautiful the buttons are!
The Mauve dress I wore at my daughter, Kari's 1st Communion. This was made with the smallest of needles.
The stitches are so close it looks like cloth.