Knitting as Story

I have often thought of my knitting as story telling. When I knit for others I usually take the opportunity to think about what the person means to me and to offer up more than a few prayers for that person. My hope is always that my knitting will be something that covers a person in love and reminds them of how much they mean to me.

You can imagine my excitement when I found a set of knitting patterns devoted to telling the stories of members on a family tree. The Family Trunk Project is a the undertaking of a Portland knitter who set out to document her family tree in knitting projects. One of the best things about her project is that she offers to trade one of her patterns for a typed story about your own family. Along with the concept, the designs are beautiful and I really want to knit all of them. Especially Maxine Elliot. I have dreams to make it into a dress.

There are a few other projects on the blog that I have in mind for special people in my life but they will have to remain a secret for now. Check out the project. It looks like it has been a while since she has posted but it is an interesting project nonetheless.