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Sunday, November 4, 2012

With a little help from Nana ...

Well, I suppose in the wake of Samhain, my beloved grandmother (a.k.a. Nana) has been on my mind quite a bit lately. Of the very few crafty-like skills I actually have, she is the one family member who taught both me and my mother how to crochet. Now, mind you, this was no easy task as she was right-handed (as is my mother) and I am a "lefty." Come to think of it, both my parents are right-handed and my brother (my only sibling) and I are left. Strange, right?

So, I used to sit mirrored in front of her and watch her crochet ~ stitch by stitch. I was determined to learn one way or the other. So this weekend, I decided to "get back to my roots" so to speak and crochet a winter scarf and beanie hat to go with it ...


As always, during my Samhain ceremony I had spoken to many of my family and friends of whom have passed on. I asked my grandmother how she wished me to honor her and I truly feel as if I got my asnwer. Thank you, Nana ~ you are forever missed and loved!

8 comments:

  1. This is very touching! I am sure your Nana would very much approve of your hat and scarf. WOnderful job!

    (I cannot knit or crochet...or sew, much to my mom's and grandmaman's chagrin)

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  2. How lovely for you to honor your Nana in this way. She taught you well...both are very lovely~~~

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  3. That's just lovely! And awesome that you are connecting with your Nana!

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  4. This is such a sweet way to honour your Nana; I'm sure she would be very pleased and the hat and scarf are lovely.

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  5. Beautiful Kim!! Your Nana taught you well! My mom has tried to teach me and I just can't get it! Your Nana is smiling!!! Big Hugs ;o)

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  6. Your beanie and hat are lovely. I love the colors and with each stitch I'm sure your Nana was with you smiling.

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  7. What a beautiful way to honor your Nana.

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  8. I thin kit's a great way to honor your Nana. I also think crochet/knitting is the perfect fall/winter activity. :)

    I crochet but I put it aside during the summer because I had other things to do. I've been thinking about taking it up again.

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