I like to think knitting is in my bones. My Great-Grandmother Eva was a knitter. She taught my mother to knit when she was just 10 years old. My Grandma Sara was a knitter and so was her sister Loretta. My Aunts Carol and Janet are knitters and crocheters too. When I was in my early 20’s my mother taught me how to knit and I loved it! I loved to create new projects, finishing them…well that was a whole other issue but I was great at starting!! It was also finally a way that I felt I could relate better to my mother. She loved to see me knit, would help me, send me patterns and buy me lots of beautiful yarn.
When I think of all the people who are out there right now knitting and crocheting hats to send to others (Spreading the Warmth) just as a way to try to help them a little, it makes me so emotional. It’s something I think my line of women in my family would be so proud of. To see knitters uniting all over the world. To see me helping them find an outlet for their want and need to help the families affected by Hurricane Sandy in some way. I hope that my Grandma Sara is looking down on me now and smiling saying “I love you issimus” To all the knitters and crocheters out there helping Spread the Warmth…I am so proud of you and I am sending love to you all!