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The Doll-Knitting Granny

Granny Goldsmith, as told to C.B. Gavant

Do you know how to knit? I find that most children today don’t know much about knitting, but when I was a child in South Africa many years ago, knitting was a skill you learned just like any other. We even had a knitting class in school.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

For many years I knitted sweaters, scarves, mittens, and even coats for my children and then my grandchildren. A close friend of mine used to knit dolls, but I would think, You’d never get me doing that! Then one day, about 17 years ago, I was visiting my children inAustralia and my daughter said, “Ma, why don’t you try to knit a doll?” By then I was retired and had more free time, so the idea appealed to me. We went off to a yarn store together and looked through several books of doll patterns.

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