I have been thinking, nay dreaming, of skills our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had; I call them “vintage” skills. They are the skills that few possess and practice these days. I see them slipping further and further away from the mainstream way of life.
I think homesteaders, homeschoolers and those others who already think outside the box, are the ones that need to rekindle these lovely skills and pass them onto the next generation.
Lately I see, too late, that my grandmother tried to teach me these skills. I have knit…but nothing more than long strips. 😉 I have sewn a few things but only used a pattern under my mother-in-law’s supervision. I wish I had given those lessons the time and attention they were due. Oh what I wouldn’t give to have the amazing seamstress, knitting and crocheting skills my grandmother had!
But one advantage that we modern folk have is the internet. We have free instructions and the click out a mouse. I did a bit of searching and found this awesome video on beginning knitting. They also have a fantastic website full of help – KnittingHelp.com.