When I was eleven years old I used to watch my older cousin knit. I was so fascinated. She made house shoes. I had my mom buy some yarn and knitting needles and I approached my cousin to teach me to knit. She was not a teacher nor did she have very much patience. She started a pair of house shoes with instructions such as you do this, this and this and handed it back to me. It’s a good thing I watched her a lot because I could figure it out with the brief instructions she gave me.
I learned to make those house shoes and started selling them to people my mom worked with and even went door to door with my friend, Susan. I would carry them in a box lid to make a tray. I had different sizes for kids, too. I’d knock on the door and say, “Would you like to buy a pair of hand knitted house shoes?” I sold them for $2.00 a pair, back then.
I think it is kind of funny that I still make them, the exact same pattern that I did then and am pleased that so many people love them. Last year for Christmas I made each of my kids 25 pairs apiece. I always give my mom a box of about 4 or 5 pairs each year also.
It is that time of year when we start thinking about how thankful we are. I feel so blessed this year to have made so many new friends. I can’t tell you all how much you mean to me. I enjoy visiting with you and inviting you into my home.
Can miles separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there? – Richard Bach
Okay now, group hug.
Wishing you much happiness!