Our Mom was an extraordinary knitter. She never told me who taught her to knit but she could knit anything. Her fingers would fly and I swear she wasn't looking a lot of the time she was knitting. Knitting was her passion and if she wasn't doing something for our large family, she was knitting.
My big sister and I live hundreds of miles apart. Some years ago she sent me a dress Mom knit for me. She says I wore it when I was about 3 years old. It had been passed down through the little girls in our family and her granddaughter was the last one to wear it. It was probably knit on #1 needles and please notice the lovely swans on the bottom and garter stitch detail inside the pleats. It's wool and still in great shape after many many decades and wearings. Sorry for the reflections in the first picture. Took that one through glass...
My husband framed this for me for Mother's Day one year and it's been hanging in the sewing room ever since. A constant source of inspiration. She taught most of her daughters and others to knit and quilt. The quilting is what resonated with me and what I do most but a basic knitting project is still fun now and again.
Thanks so much Mom!