Tuesday, 24 January 2017
A few years ago we attended an auction sale for my husbands Aunts possessions. The house had been in the family for over 100 years and there were several generations worth of items spread out on the lawns for people to look at and bid on. One of the batches I bid on contained, among other things, his Aunts knitting needles. More shame on me, I just tossed them in the bottom of my knitting hamper and carried on as usual. Today, in a search for a crochet hook of a particular size, (for the purpose of working in loose ends on my latest creation) I came across the following: one wooden crochet hook, 1 pair of bone knitting pins (very short compared to today's pins) and three pair of stainless steel knitting needles. Who knows how many generations used those tools before they came to me. I feel I need to honour them somehow...both the tools and the women who cared for their families and created much needed articles of clothing with them.