I love all crafts and art. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet, my grandfather taught me to oil paint and watercolor, my great-grandmother taught me to sew and design clothes, and my mother ...
I love all crafts and art. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet, my grandfather taught me to oil paint and watercolor, my great-grandmother taught me to sew and design clothes, and my mother taught me how to quilt and embroider. Funny thing is, they all taught me these things starting when I was about five years old. I continued to develop my skills all the way through high school winning contests and awards along the way. In college I was able to support myself by selling clothes I had designed and sewn and crocheted baby items.
I spent about 15 years sewing professionally for a variety of businesses and then switched gears to my knitting skills and began designing and knitting socks. I still spend about 6 to 10 hours a day designing and knitting, own a yarn store, have taught myself to spin yarn, and weave, and teach classes on all of it.
I feel SO fortunate to have been raised by such an incredibly talented family. It has brought me countless hours of pleasure and has allowed me to bless the lives of others who love and appreciate such items but never had the opportunity to learn.
My father's family homesteaded an area that they called Summit Point. As a child I visited the area several times to gather wood, help clear a new area for the wheat field to expand, to swim in the ponds and picnic with my grandparents. The place is covered in beautiful red soil wheat fields, red cedar trees, pinyon pines, elk, deer, coyotes, rabbits, etc. It's heaven on earth to me. Many memories that are held dear happened out on Summit Point.
This pair of socks were created to commemorate this special place in my heart. The design features lace panel's of wheat heads and there is a small cable up the back of the leg symbolizing how my life is intertwined with this land.
Come share my love for this place and perhaps a memory of special times with your grandparents as well. Make a pair for yourself today.
15 sts = 2 inches
320 yards of Fingering weight