Saturday, October 15, 2011

It may be in the genes


Seems I got some answers about my genetics and arthritis yesterday. I swear sometimes when I put the thought out there...answers come.. SPooky eh?

My Aunty El (elanore) called me yesterday. She's 85, lives in Florida and has never called me.
Seems she is great granny to a premie and wanted to tell me all about the NICU in Florida.

I was able to ask her if she was still crocheting. She said she is, just a tiny bit because of her arthritis. She said she made a popcorn stitch baby blanket 2 years ago......so that means she was able to crochet until the age of 83. WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. Let's hope I have that gene.
I know I have some genes from that side that I'd rather not carry, but that one I'll take.
This is the same side of the family that claims our great great grandfather died while knitting at the age of 104.

Hmmmm seems I may get through my stash afterall....

(currently knitting Van's Twisted Rib Hat in Berroco Comfort. I am doing a little fair isle above the twisted rib. Can you make out the solid green stitches, every 4th stitch? )

Do you have any relatives who knit till they dropped?


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10 comments:

Olivia said...

Ooh that's cute, I like that hat! Mickey, at Three Bags, was still knitting up a storm the last time I saw her two years ago (and she was 87!).

Nancy said...

Other than my paternal grandmother and an uncle, I am the only knitter in my family. I tried to teach my sister to knit, but that was a bust.

Katherine said...

I love the hat and the Fair Isle touch! My Mom's arthritis didn't let her knit past 70 but I have a friend who is still knitting at 92. I met her in Michael's last week and she was walking faster than me and grabbing yarn like she plans to knit until she is 104! I pray it is so with all of us!!

Patty said...

I didn't! And at 52 am totally freaked out about a thumb that has stopped working! Not giving up and will go under the knife if necessary. Like that hat!

SissySees said...

What a darling hat! And yes, I see that green every 4th stitch. My mom's mom and most of her sisters lived well into their 90s.

Allison said...

Haha, love your comment about making it through the stash! My great grandma was knitting for ages and ages; she still had some projects on the needles when she passed away, and I have one of her gorgeous afghans at the foot of my bed.

Alyssa said...

Most of my relatives don't knit, so I don't have an idea about that! Boo, I wish I had someone to compare myself to :)

Hippy Chick said...

I am so intimidated by Fair Isle, someday I will get there. Such a beautiful hat! Great work!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

My grandma - she died at age 89. I still have the pattern of the bear that she made as last project. She mostly knit socks in her life though

sapphireblue said...

My daughter and I are the only knitters in the family.

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