As I'm sitting here, crocheting away on this new Cluster-V stitch I learned this morning, I definitely find myself having a new appreciation for the maker(s) all the crochet projects that have come and gone in my life. And having a faint memory of one that I SADLY, SADLY regret selling now! It was massive! And heavy! And I have to believe it was hand-made by one of my relatives (??????)
Maybe my mother can give me some information; I recall having it on the back of an old rocking chair at our old house. I also have no recollection where the rocking chair came from either. Gosh! Such bad memory! A tiny little voice is nagging me with "Grandma Laessig" (my mom's mother). I wonder if she crocheted.
It was big! And back when I had my first garage sale---I was on a "clean it out!" rampage, so it found itself on the selling table, with the price tag of $1.00!
It's nagging me, because I clearly remember the lady it was sold to. She asked me at least three times if I was sure I wanted to sell it; that it certainly was handmade, and then insisting that I needed to put more than $1.00 on it.
I have a feeling she walked away with an AMAZING deal that day.
So, a new appreciation is found. Knowing now how much time and effort was put into that afghan, .... and how I want to make one just as big.
And then I look at my hands. I'm 37 and my hands remind me of my mother "back in the day." I recall times in my past when I would notice the popped veins in my mother's hands, thinking I wish I had that feature. LOL. Goodness. Truly, time simply passes us by.
In actuality, the real purpose of this picture was to show you my painted nails; I don't have paint on my nails very often! Not with all the gardening I do that eventually scrapes away at it all. BUT, I have enjoyed my morning of crocheting (and even typing right now) because it just feels ..... different.... and more feminine....having the paint on the nails.
Waiting patiently for a phone call from Cassie saying she's done with strawberry picking for the day. I'm so tempted to go shopping for some more yarn and new/different-sized crochet hooks.
However, first. More practice. Practice. Practice.