Tejer y Poder

Stephanie Barragan

Mama's Scarves and Slipper Socks

[slideshow]by Lea Nunez

My grandmother, Yolanda Browder-Lemus Nunez, is a longtime knitter. Born June 5, 1949 in Mexico, D.F., she started knitting when she attended a boarding school around the age of 10. At the boarding school she learned many skills. Aside from knitting, they taught her about music, cooking, and sewing among other trades. Her favorite projects are scarves and especially slipper shoes for the grandchildren, some of which she is currently working on. Worsted weight yarn is her favorite because β€œit’s not too thick, not too thin,” she states. Beige and grey are her favorite colors to use. You can find her knitting to keep her mind off things or to keep herself occupied.