Every student holds a different place in my heart. As for Rose, it is like enjoying time with your grandmother. She is multi-talented. She is a wonderful baker. No we're not talking sugar cookies. She bakes as if they came from a bakery. Fancy looking and rich tasting.
So when I come over for the class she ask if I want a cup of coffee. My thoughts are - Is there some baked goods that go with that cup of coffee? Yum, yum I can't wait until our next class.
But she also has a love for her knitting. I just have to praise her for a job well done. She is a return knitter that has been excited to learn what is new in the knitting world.
Now I usually don't ask age, but in Rose's case I want to stress the point that it is never too late to return back to something you enjoyed doing. Rose is 80 years old.
Rose made this beautiful sweater that has a touch of fair isle and this adorable hat with a fun topper for her grandchild. She made it with such care and much love.
Thank you Rose for taking out the time to share.
My interview with Rose.
Miss Craft Diva: When did you first learn to crochet?
Rose: My husband was in the service so I must have been about 22 or 23 and that's about 50 some odd years ago.
Miss Craft Diva: How did you learn? From a family member, friend, or organization?
Rose: I learned from a book so I was self taught.
Miss Craft Diva: Why do you enjoy knitting so much?
Rose: It's a form of relaxation and seeing the end product and a sense of accomplisment.
Miss Craft Diva: What are some future projects you would like to make?
Rose: I would like to make a shawl, pot holders and I want to make a sweater coat for myself.
Miss Craft Diva: What benefits do you get from knitting?
Rose: Accomplishment, relaxation, crativity and the challenge of doing something new with working on different projects.
Miss Craft Diva: What are other goals that you want to achieve with your knitting?
Rose: I want to learn how to interprete patterns and learn different stitch patterns.
I look forward to seeing those other projects from Rose, especially the sweater coat.