Wednesday, June 21, 2006
In Memory of Nana,,,,the Humble Washcloth
As I was cleaning , I opened the kitchen drawer only to find a stack of the simple Peaches and Creme washcloths, made many years ago.
Nana( his wife and hubby's mother)... died 4 years ago, and is deeply missed by her family,,,,,,yet a smile emerged from me,,,that something SO simple could bring back a fond memory of her.
A simple washcloth.
I proceeded to do clean the kitchen for hubby's father,,,and wiped away a tear ,,, as I used her washcloth made up years ago.
Dont ever think a simple washcloth cannot be a gift to your family,,,it was to me.
I really cant tell you what it did to my heart to see something she had made with her hands again!
It made me smile,,, and want to knit lots of things for love for my family and our home.
I guess we tend no to think about things like this til we see them years later.
I was given some of her knitting needles , and plan to keep them to hand down to my future grandchildren. THOSE are the needles they will start on!
did this pattern you wanted just need to be seamed up the back?
as I recall my mom and everyone carried them in their purses so when they visited each other's homes no one would get their white living room carpets dirty( those were the days when they all had white carpet , remember that?)
if you want the pattern for this one I have it written down somewhere but it does need to have one seam sewn up the back,,
ps my name is Pamknits or Pamela ,it got sort of confused on this blog but I am one person,,,
let me know if you want mom's old pattern be happy to share it,,
blessings to all,,,,
Pamela or Pamknits(-: