A few years ago I participated in Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week. Each day for a week we were given a guideline on what to write. One of the prompts was "Where are They Now?" where is something you knit a year of more ago, today? I choose to write about a turtle that went to a friends daughter. I was reminded of that post today when my son pulled out a hat I had knit him when he was a baby and wore it outside to play.
The one thing I really enjoy about crafting is that if a made item is made well it will be around for a long time. The evidence of this is a pair of mittens that belonged to my brother, that my Grandmother crocheted. Stomper now wears them when we go outside to play in the snow.
I adore these little reminders of love.
If you'd like to knit you own reminder of love the pattern for the hat is a free one from The Shizknit called Little Boy Blue Ribbed Hat. The magic of this rib is in the decreases. The decreases are done over eight stitches so if you need to cast on more or less do so by multiples of eight.
How about you, do you have any hand made items that have been around for many years?