"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crocheted Stroller Bags to Promote Orderliness

What happens when grand girls have strollers, dolls and doll clothes that get scattered?

Well, this time G'ma G decided to crochet some simple doll clothes bags.

H and M each were so pleased to recognize the first initial of her name on her very own bag. With the  light of appreciation shining from each little grand girl face, G'ma G got an unprompted "Thank you, Granma/Gamma!"
Each girl took a doll with a full stroller bag for a stroll around the house.  Then M unpacked her stroller bag all over her bedroom floor and abandoned it for other pursuits! 

I used some leftover skeins of lovely soft Merino wool I purchased from two different farms in New York over ten years after I moved from New York back to the West coast.  Most of the yarn came from Morehouse Farm in Milan, NY.  While in New York I lived on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 100 miles north of N.Y. City.  During those fourteen years while I experimented with various needlecraft projects, I had no idea that Margrit Lohrer and Albrecht Pichler were creating the wonderful Morehouse Farm just a few miles south of me on the opposite side of the river.  Sigh...

So far I have only visited Morehouse Farm through my computer and Margrit's beautiful book, MOREHOUSE FARM Merino Knitsbut I am planning a cross country trip for the fall of 2012, and I think it would be great fun  to visit their store in person!

Until then, I need to get busy and knit the projects in the two kits I bought from them a few months ago.

Confession:  the grand girls are not the only ones who scatter projects around this house... 

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  1. Aw, those are so cute! I'm trying to re-learn how to crochet :)

  2. Looking forward to seeing you the fall! Let me know when you are coming!


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