Friday, January 25, 2013
on and off the needles
I have a soft spot for tweeds. My gramma made a skirt for me from a pair of my grampa's wool tweed trousers. He died when I was 5. The skirt was pleated with a waistband and suspenders and a trim that they bought in Sweden in the 1950's. I wore the skirt until the suspenders were too short then my mother took them off and probably moved the hook and let down the hem. She let the hem down a couple times because I remember it being very narrow with seam tape and being very upset that it couldn't be made longer even though that would have been the beginning of the mini skirt era. It was my absolute most favorite skirt. Tactile things bring back memories. --Ann-- Lots of knitting at Judy's on the needles.