My Mother’s Knitting Skills

My tiny mother liked to learn new things

like crocheting and knitting

She always knitted mittens and socks

but once we were all grown and gone she tried sweaters

She loved to knit with Red Heart wool

and she chose the colors well

Before she died she knitted an acre

of warm Fair Isle stitches

When someone knocked on our door

she said “Don’t tell me your name. Let me guess”

She’d look at the sweater he/she was wearing

and she’d say the name; she was always right.

In all she produced 68 sweaters

before her Maker came calling

And she taught me to knit and crochet

but I could never match her skills

In my hallway I have a family photo

and I’m proudly wearing my only Fair Isle sweater


About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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