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Old 03-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #1
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My grandmothers knitting bag
I was at my moms house tonight and I took my knitting with me. She told me that my grandmother, who died when my mom was just 15 loved to knit. She then went into another room and brought out a knitting bag/basket thingie!

It is so cool! It had a sweater my mom wore in high school in it, a couple of needles and pattern books!!!

The best part... my mom said I could have it all. I my mom.

Here are a few pictures. I will probably scan the pattern books if anyone is interested. There are some great patterns in them
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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That's awesome! That's the kind of knitting bag I'd like.

Congrats on the great new addition to your knitting family. ^_^
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:11 AM   #3
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What a treasure! :D
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:22 AM   #4
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Very cool!
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:13 AM   #5
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It's so nice to have a link to the past in that way. When my grandmother died, I was 20, and I only knit a little. I still had enough forethought to know that I would want all of her knitting stuff, so I took her many needles and crochet hooks, as well as almost a trunk full of yarn. I'm so glad I did.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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That is so cool!!! A woman that is in my knitting group recently brought in a bunch of her mom's knitting stuff that she had found in a box. There were some really cool patterns- argyle sweaters knit on size 2 needles-

What a wonderful thing to be able to have your grandmother's knitting bag!
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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that is soooooo cool!
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:20 AM   #8
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Fantastic! It's so nice to have something like that.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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Sweet
I'm only 51 but I remember those knitting bags!! :XX: :XX:
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #10
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My nana's knitting stuff
I got all my Nana's knitting stuff. She died about 10 years ago and I only starting knitting in Janauary so I got to pull it all out. She had a knitting book in there from the 40's. Its great to have her needles and stuff and I think of her when I use them. She must have known something I didn't when she gave me that stuff. I am sure she is smiling down :D :D when I am knitting, just as I am sure your grandmom is too.
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