May’s challenge is a design challenge. The girls and I discussed what kind of things we were inspired by. We discussed art, photography, music, colours, nature, and many many other things.
I am generally inspired by people. I’ve been very fortunate in my life to have really great people surrounding me. I’m not sure what I have done to deserve it, but I will take them.
My family is the most important thing to me. I’ve been so lucky to have a great and loving family. My family inspires everyday.
I chose to use a person as my inspiration. I’ve just come out of a fairly difficult time in my life. I was down, I was grumpy, I was sad. When I feel like that, I always remember one person. My grandmother. She had a hard life. She was born in Hungary during World War One. She lived through the Depression. She was a nursing sister during the Second World War. She lived through the Hungarian Revolution. Then she came to Canada as a refugee and lived in poverty for most of her life.
She had blue eyes, high cheeck bones, a curvy figure, wild hair, and a kind smile. I was lucky enough to inherit all of these things from her. I would also like to think that I have inherited her strengh, patience, and grace.
Here is a photo of Gramma:
I know that the photo is lousy, but I love it. It was taken about 25 years ago (my sister turns 25 next week), then it was scanned into a computer, posted on facebook, then I downloaded it from there.
My Gramma was funny, she was cute, she was my hero. She couldn’t cook very well. Her English was never good. She was old — she died in her 90s about 6 years ago. But she lived through horror, terror and strife. And she survived. When I am down, I remember that I live in great apartment, in a great city, with food in my cupboards, with clothes on my back. If Gramma could make it through 2 wars, a depression, Communism, a revolution, and coming to Canada with nothing, I can survive anything.
I found some blue yarn (the same colour of her eyes) in my stash. I found a cool retro stitch pattern in my retro stitch dictionary and I knew what I had to make:
Here are the points I collected for this hat:
Hat = 1pt
Yardage: 150 yards = 1.5 points
Stash: 1 pt
Sub total: 4.5
And we decided this month that we would double the points for finishing this challenge. So that gives me 9 points!
This one is for you, Gramma! Szeretlek!
I am planning on writing this design up. Does anyone want to test knit for me???