Thank you all for sharing your lovely memories! I enjoyed each and every one. Sharing memories is such a lovely way of making them live on!
And the winner is….Steffi! Steffi if you can please send me a private message to my Ravelry message box with your mailing address, I will send your yarn out right away.
Thank you again to everyone who posted! Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways!!
I was contacted earlier this month by a designer friend, to help out with an upcoming event for Shalimar Yarns. The idea was to come up with a quick knit accessory. This set is not available yet- this is just a sneak peek!
I have been wanting to add other textural elements to my knitting for awhile now and decided that this was the perfect time!
I have an amazing relationship with my Grandmother. I am lucky enough to have all of my grandparents still with me and I have wonderful relationships with all of them…but my Grandma V….well….
When I was a little girl, my grandma and grandpa gave me a gift that was so incredibly wonderful…one that wouldn’t fade, or lose it’s shine, or depreciate over time.
They made it a point to spend time with me- real time.
There were sleepovers where we’d stay up at night eating spumoni ice cream and watching Fred Astaire, or James Cagney.
There were mornings, waking up in the special guest room, in the lace covered daybed like a rose scented cloud, surrounded by my grandma’s trinkets; the mirrored tray, the perfume bottles, the tiny glass mouse.
I would be waltzed into breakfast by my grandpa who would always serenade me in his beautiful Bing Crosby voice and my grandma like Debbie Reynolds “Good Mornin’ Good Mornin’ “.
But my favorite thing of all was listening to my grandma tell stories of her childhood as we flipped through the old black and white photo albums. Watching as she’d point to the photo and recall a story about a person who’s blood ran through my veins, but who lived in a time before my own. Every story was magic.
Everything at my grandma’s house was special- and it still is! It still smells like fancy almond soaps and lavender sachets. I still love to hear her stories and still love her fancy things.
This little collection is for my grandma because without her, there would be a massive black hole in my imagination. =)