Sunday, May 07, 2006
Beginnings, Middles and Endings
I leaned to knit at age 6 from Tubly. She was from Switzerland and I never knew her real name was Tauba until I read it in the paper when she passed on to the Biggest and Best Lys. She married a local boy from Hawaii who went overseas for WW2 and lucky for us Hawaiians, she moved to Hawaii and taught knitting, "the German way" at the Richard Street YWCA. I don't remember the year this picture of me was in the paper, but it describes me as "advance knitter", knitting the sweater for my grandmother. It turned out to be my first but not last UFO. It also says I am knitting one for my brother but, I don't have one. Reporting hasn't change, eh?
Anyway, back to Tubly...she had the patience of a Buddha. Our first project was a doll cardigan, complete with button band and set in sleeves. I remember getting a row of stitches twisted and knitting and reknitting them so frustrated that they still were twisted. She fixed it for me and I know what a twisted stitch is now:) The sweater forever had a row of darkened stitches from my sweaty little hands.
Thank you, thank you, Tubly for teaching me something that will last my lifetime!
Fashion alert: I'd like everyone to believe those glasses with the wings were all the rage back then, heh, and maybe they were like the wings on the cars, but a tomboy like me never paid much attention to fashion.
Mr. Bunny was not done in time for Easter as planned. At least he has his topdown raglan, his tail, a mouth and a nose. He needs some hair and the Dallas Cowboy star yet. I wish his ears were a little more rabbit-like He is holding my Project Spectrum socks, Cascading Leaves , in Koigu Emerald Green. I love the slight varegations in the yarn. I'm thinking I will regret going with the 2s instead of the 1s, though.
My zipper finally came and it matches perfectly. It went in without a hitch:) BPT is finished just in time for summer in Hawaii, hahaha.