This past week mom and I had a garage sale and just sitting there between customers was driving me crazy. So I pulled out mom's book, some yarn and an old crochet needle that use to belong to my Granny and I made up a few new ones from mom's new pattern book. I think they turned out pretty nice.
I can't post the actual pattern directions due to copyrights, but here is a copy of the cover of the book, 2-Hour Dishcloths by Darla Sims.
I have been crocheting since I was a girl. I grew up in a family of women who all crocheted, knitted, quilted and just basically did everything crafty and for the home! My mom tried to teach me when I was very young, but I was a pretty stubborn, easily frustrated child. At some point she just gave up. :)
My Granny was the most patient teacher. I told her I wanted to learn how to crochet. She would sit with me for hours (and through a few tantrums!) until I understood the basics. I couldn't tell you how many crocheted granny squares I made when I was young.
My Granny passed away almost 2 years ago and almost every day something reminds me of her. This picture of the two of us is the last Christmas that we got to spend together. I was in the process of crocheting a lap afghan for her at the time since she was always cold and a regular sized quilt or afghan would get caught up in the wheels of her wheelchair. I will admit. . .I never did finish that project. I just couldn't bring myself to work on it once she was gone.
I am so thankful that I had a loving, close relationship with my grandparents. I treasure all the special moments that we shared over the years!