a new appleturnover
my warm woolly wrist warmers knit by Elisa
Motherly pride is showing when I write how I’ve long enjoyed our daughter Elisa’s blog appleturnover since she started in the spring of 2006. As demands of family and an art practice grew, the blog waned at times, was revived and waned again.
This summer while visiting us at home here in Vancouver, away from their present home in London, UK, Elisa redesigned her blog and started it afresh, focusing even more on the natural, can we say old-fashioned, side of homemaking much like her grandmothers practiced and which skipped some of my generation. I never took to knitting myself and did not do much canning, preferring freezing. I used to do a lot of sewing and was challenged this summer to teach a bit of those now rusty skills such as hand-made buttonholes.
Added October 16th, 2010: If you are a knitter, you may be interested in a pattern for a similar pair of fingerless gloves that Elisa has made and posted on her blog.