Thursday, December 6, 2012

Introducing the Mary Ellen Scarves!

I don’t watch a whole lot of TV anymore (we choose not to have Netflix or cable), but I have to tell you, I’ve fallen in love with “The Waltons.”  I didn’t even know this show existed until my wonderful mother-in-law loaned us the first season. 

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!

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