Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Check out Regina's post.....

Run....click as fast as you can...do not pass go and do not collect 200 on your way to Regina's blog to read her wonderful post about "Not your grandmothers crochet" (Dad, this includes you)

I'm all for channeling my crocheting and knitting ancestors who have passed over and now live in the giant free yarn shop in the sky (I can dream right???). I work now with the size 20 thread and wonder how anyone worked with the size 90, 100, 150 even!!! One day perhaps I will be able to, but for now, I am in awe of those who have and those who can!!

It is so true that many cringe when they hear the word doily....into the mind pops a dim room with one lamp lit and the curtains pulled tight. A smell of moth balls, cabbage and eucalyptus permeates the air. A fine layer of dust can be seen in places where a dust cloth can not reach. Everywhere you look a yellowing doily is displayed....the couches, chairs, tables, wall, mantle, bookshelves....and along with the doilies are a hundred other knicknacks that tell the life of the little old lady who sits in the rocking chair with gnarled fingers that have an embedded smell of ben-gay that grasp onto a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook. Her eyes have become clouded with the years, her memory is not as good as it used to be, but without hesitating her hands move in a rhythm not forgotten that comes to her as easily as breathing as she waits patiently day after day for her next visitor.....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cute Thanksgiving card!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
-Kate

http://katesknitting.typepad.com

stephanie said...

Thanks for the card! It isn't even Thanksgiving in Canada and I still laughed and laughed!

Jenifer said...

Hey there Kimberly -- I wanted to say thanks, too, for the card! It was a great pick-me-up! Enjoy Brussels ... Jenifer http://jeniferknits.blogdrive.com

SheCrochets said...

Thanks for pointing out Regina's post... too true! And I can't even imagine working on a doily yet...such tiny thread! Such a little hook! Oh, my aching eyes!

Vik said...

I read your comment at Regina's post, very nice Kimberly!

ladylinoleum said...

Glad you liked it! I was just fed up with reading that stupid phrase over and over again. Felt the need for a rant.