I have been crocheting for about 40 years now, ever since my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet hooks. Very shortly after learning the basics, a bag was discovered which contained some gorgeous doilies her mother had made, along with some skinny crochet thread and some impossibly small steel crochet hooks.
Even though I never met my grandmother, I felt an instant connection and fell in love on the spot, both with her spirit and her craft.
It's not THE exact copy that her hands touched, but it is close enough to soothe the sentimentalist in me! Although I actually think Mémè's looks nicer than the photo in the book.
Do you see that price? TEN CENTS?! One pattern these days is 30 times more than that!
Love and prayers,