Red Wool Sweater

Mom and Dad would travel often it seemed especially to England. That would make sense since Mom came from there. I would look forward to their return which always included something special selected for me and my siblings. Toys I had never seen before or heard of. A...

When I was 9 she was 14

When I was 9; She was 14 The room was next to mine. As I walked by in the hallway I could see her desk. She had all sorts of cool things like a record player and statues of Paul, Ringo, George and John. The heads on those swayed and bopped a bit. There were papers and...

STRAIGHT NEEDLES! The second lesson.

My Mum (a brit) taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old. I had mastered the knobby she made for me from a spent thread spool with nails hammered around the top. Now it was time to learn the ‘real’ thing – straight needles. She gave me a kit which was in a tin...

PULL THE TAIL~ begin to knit on a spool loom

PULL THE TAIL~ One day Mom got a hammer, 4 nails and a spent thread spool. Thread spools then were made from wood. Plastic was beginning to come on the scene but wooden ones were abundant. Not like today.  She instructed me to remove all the labels on the ends of the...