My friend Jody sent this to me this morning. It just struck me to my soul!
It was my Grandmother Josefina, who taught me how to knit so long ago. I would lye on her big green couch and "tie knots" as my Faithful Sherpa calls it.
But knitting is so much more for me.
Its not only a way to create, but a way for me to connect with my history. "I wish your grandmother could see what you are doing" my mom would say. But I know she sees me, I can feel it! I still hear her in my mind as I excitedly knit faster and faster to get the project done. "Patience mi hija, patience."
My grandmother both knit and crochet. Actually I think she crocheted more than knit. This photo is of my Mom with one of the bed spreads my grandmother created for her. I now have this blanket and use it on my own bed in the summer.
I keep photos of my grandmother with me in my booth. I love having her around and people can see where my craft came from. This is your grandmother, people would say. You look just like her!
I love learning about my family history. Even the smallest tidbit helps me understand d who I am. Recently my sister and mother did a DNA swab and sent it in to ancestry.com. It's been fascinating to learn who I am from their findings. Although I'm not sure if my DNA test would have the same results as my sisters, I think they should be close.
But what I do know is we come from a big, crazy, loud, fun loving family! A family who helps me along the way, who is always is there when I need something, and who always expects to see me knitting wherever I go! They are my history and my future!