My grandma has always been a very crafty person. When my mom, aunt and uncles were growing up, she made a lot of their clothes by hand.
When I was a kid, I remember Grammy making several of my Halloween costumes and then she started making Teddy Bears. In addition to every member of her family getting a handmade Teddy Bear, she also made many for friends and of course for herself.
Soon, I became interested in sewing and with Grammy's instruction made a long skirt, a Disney's Princess Jasmine costume (the store-bought ones were always terrible) and a Teddy Bear.
Like most people do as they get older, Grammy's eyes have been failing her and the arthritis has gotten worse so sewing has become impossible.
|So Easy to Use!|
When I showed her my Hawaiian Flowers blanket she was proud of my work and asked if I could help her find a project that she could easily see to keep herself busy in the winter. Of course I was thrilled to repay her kindness in teaching me a craft and began my search. That's when I found the Knifty Knitter!
|My First Loom Scarf|
After some research and a co-worker volunteering to test drive it, I decided to purchase a loom and some yarn for Grammy. Because of her terrible vision, I knew it would be better to teach her myself rather than leaving her to read the instructions for herself so I sat down and knocked out a scarf.
Let me tell you, that loom is SO easy to use! If the Knifty Knitter people approached me to endorse their product I would sell out in a heartbeat it's so easy. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if Grammy eventually lost her sight entirely she'd still be able to make these fun and functional scarves.