Seems Like Old Times
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I have always been fascinated by the past. The future? Not so much; it worries me more than intrigues me. But I love to look at old photos, read old books (especially if the books themselves are yellowed with age), and especially love old fashioned clothing, shawls in particular.
What did these women think, as they crocheted so long ago? Were their lives so very different from mine? In many ways, probably so. But as I crochet, especially something in a style of the past, I can almost feel myself slipping into a different place and time, at one with those who crocheted before me. My sister swears that as she is knitting, she can feel our grandmother (who was a great knitter and crocheter) there with her, enjoying those same beloved stitches, rejoicing in the ability to create a small piece of heaven.
This pattern is based on “A CROCHET SQUARE SHAWL IN TWO COLO