My mum’s Aunt Loulette was a knitter.
Every fall she would knit herself a sweater in the latest fashion, and
come springtime, she would unravel that sweater, wash the yarn and run
it all around the house to dry. She’d pick it back up again the
following fall and knit herself a sweater in the latest fashion. That
was in 1952.
Now it’s 2003 and some major changes have taken place. Since most
of our mothers had their hands full proving that they were more than
just seamstresses and cooks, homemaking skills once passed down from
mother to daughter have skipped over our entire generation. Kudos to
them, but we can have it both ways; just ask high-power celebs like Sarah
Jessica Parker, Debra Messing, or Julia Roberts, who find knitting to
be one leisurely pursuit in their otherwise stressful professional lives.
Even the teenage Olsen twins have taken a shining to this granny habit,
because with Shabby Chic and Living Simply back in fashion, chunky cuts
and ragged hems are the new Haute Couture.
The simplest garment to make is a scarf. Here’s what you’ll
need to get started:
- Needles- A nice mid-sized pair.
- Yarn- You’ll want to start with something thick so that
you can see the stitches.
- Scissors- Never pull at yarn; it will fray. Always use a pair of
||Bright Ideas: Plain white yarn is the cheapest kind so load up
on it and dye it yourself using food coloring or even Kool Aid.