As any of my regular blog readers already know, my mom, Helen Ruth and I were very close.
She passed on 6 years ago this May.
Missing her is an ache in my heart that has never gone away.
One of the things that does help when I’m feeling particularly sad some days, is remembering all the fun we shared over the years; in particular when we were working on craft projects together.
My mom and I were both avid seamstresses and knitters and we spent many a happy hour, sewing and knitting up a storm, often into the wee hours of the morning. Losing track of time as the hours flew by in creativity and conversation. But of course, with a stop for food “fuel-ups” now and then. 😉
I still have many sets of her old knitting needles. Some are chipped and worn at the points but I still love using them. They make me feel connected to my mom. Like she is still here with me, watching what I’m working on and encouraging me when I hit a snag!
She would have loved to see the resurgence in interest for knitting and crochet and how so many young women (and guys too!) are taking up yarn crafts for the first time. 🙂
I started this colorful knit scarf this week, using a set of my mom’s knitting needles:
It should look like this when complete:
This one’s for you mom.♥
I will remember you… always.
PS: Here’s the link to this scarf kit/pattern, in case you’d like to knit one too! It’s easy!
Happy Easter Everyone! 🙂