|knitting and crochet heroes 3KCBWDAY|
Hmmm... This is a tough one. I really admire the talents of so many fiber artists. I can't get over the creativity and humor of Howie over at Woo Work, Deborah over at Oblivious Knits has some lovely patterns (and amazing works), and Kim from At Knits End Yarn. Of course there are a gabillion more that blow my mind every single day, but these guys are in the forefront of my head today.
But I guess where it all started is with my Grandmas. I have vivid memories of Grandma Iride's crocheted afghans and sweaters (they all had bobbles on them) in their house everywhere. They were beautiful. I used to spend a lot of time just looking at the Granny Squares and all of their colors.
|grandma jane at our wedding|
My Grandma Jane also was a big influence on my crocheting. She had been crocheting afghans for us for as long as I can remember. There are 3 small ones on my couch right now in fact. She was a fan of the ripple afghan. I've probably gone through about 5 of them through the years. Very cool.
Mom was always knitting or crocheting something too... like it was nothing.
The name Knot By Gran'ma came from an odd twisted homage to those ladies, like Not By Grandmas. And now I'm going to end this post because this makes me teary eyed. I'm very soft.
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