In the summer that my youngest brother was born my Grandmother came to visit. As always she came with a project. This time it was knitting and I knew I wanted to learn how to do it. Grandmother was a wonderful teacher. She had several basic rules:
1) One must like what they were making.
2) The yarn had to be "good quality."
3) The product needed to be useful.
Grandmother was from Hamburg, Germany and proud of her heritage of quality and utility and of her belief that child-
ren should be well taught as soon as they were interested and able to learn. She insisted that they have access to the best materials so they could create a quality product.
I chose to make washcloths for the bath to use with the animal and flower shaped soap that Grandmother always had at her house.