After watching my favorite episodes multiple times, I have come to the following conclusions:
Conclusion #1: I absolutely adore the grandparents. I want to be Grandma Walton when I grow up.
Conclusion #2: I love John-Boy’s Southern accent.
Conclusion #3: For better or for worse, Mary Ellen is a perfect embodiment of me when I was a teenager.
If I’d grown up in a home where we churned our own butter, I’m sure I would’ve churned the way she did in one scene: reading a book with my feet propped up on the table, half-heartedly thumping the churn dasher with my other hand.
The character of Mary Ellen Walton is what inspired my new line of scarves. I had all these odds and ends of yarn left over from various projects.
I decided that if Mary Ellen liked to knit as much as I do, she would’ve hastily gathered all the odds and ends left over from Grandma’s projects and made her own creations.
So I gave it a try. It was much more addictive than I thought. And since accumulating odds and ends of yarn is as inevitable as me drinking coffee tomorrow morning, I promise there will be lots more one-of-a-kind scarves where these came from!