Monday, March 31, 2014

BLAST FROM THE PAST

 
BLAST FROM THE PAST
 
Bringing in my sister's washing I became reacquainted with this small hand towel I made for her many moons ago. I know it's been used consistently over the years, as even I've had the pleasure of using it. This was one of the Victorian cotton edgings I knitted when I worked at HMAS WATSON naval base in Sydney while waiting for SECRET documents to type. At the time I was quite obsessed with these designs, and managed to get through a few patterns from the book. We did type now and then. It's very fine work using very skinny needles and thread, and wonder if I'd have the patience for that now. Still looking good I'm surprised to see, even though what I've chosen to omit from view, is the other edge which is definitely showing signs of age haha! When I left the job and had my farewell, the graphic artist there surprised me with an amazing card of me knitting hooked up to the old word processor. Ancient history, and I'll show you when I dig it out. I'm sure you're hanging off the edge of your seat.

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