Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Your Knitting Or Crochet Hero - 3KCBWDAY3

Today's topic for day two of the Third Annual Knitting And Crochet Blog Week is as follows:

Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it's really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and you have knitted some of their designs, don't forget to show them off. Remember to get permission from the owner if you wish to use another person's pictures.

This is a bit of a tough one because I truly am inspired by many people. But I will be talking about the person who inspired me to even pick up the needles: my Oma.

I didn't actually learn to knit from my Oma. She lived far away when I decided to learn. But it was the pair of mittens that she had made my Mum (when my Mum was in high school or junior college) that inspired me. I aspired to be able to knit a pair of mittens just as beautiful as her's. After about two years of knitting, I finally was able to do so. In the photo you can see the ones my Oma made on the left and the ones I made on the right.

5 comments :

Pumpkin said...

Those mittens are beautiful! I love the photo of you and your Oma, very sweet!

kiwiyarns said...

Fabulous!

Andi G said...

I adore that photo of you and your Oma!
Love that you were able to knit those mittens. They are both fantastic.

José said...

So sweet ! Abfab that she's the one you say inspired you...

Nancy said...

That's a lovely story!!

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