Mary has made several things this year, but one of the most memorable ones was a little jacket and hat for her great-grandson. Here's a photo of the adorable little guy with his proud grandmother.
Mary made the little jacket and then decided to make a hat to go with it. So she found a garter-stitch pattern in a book that just went great with the jacket. The hat was just one color, but Mary used the 4 colors in the jacket and as you can see, they look great together.
Then Mary decided she wanted to make him a little hat that Mimi, one of our teachers, had designed. But Mary didn't
know how to do the fair-isle knitting that was required in order to make the hat. Did that stop Miss Mary? No...not by any means. She took Mimi's class and here are the photos to show what a great job she did.
Mary is a very sweet person and someone that I am glad to call my friend. I only hope that when I reach the age of 90 that I am as sharp and willing to learn new things as she is. By the way, she's a year older now than when I first met her...and she's still doing new projects. She's a remarkable lady.
Now on to another subject. We all wish we had more time to knit or crochet. Well, today is your chance...it's Leap Day! At The Yarn Haven we are having our "2008 Leap Day Sit 'N Stitch". You can come by the shop anytime today to sit and knit or crochet with others. We will be having an hourly drawing for door prizes. So if you've always wanted a little extra time to knit or crochet, come on over to the shop. After all, this day only comes once every 4 years!