Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pull Out The Throws!

by Karen Rose Smith

This time of year, I search my closets for afghans and throws.  I know where the light throws are stored because I change them every week or so and wash them to keep cat hair to a minimum.  But for fall and winter, I prefer the afghans my mom knitted and crocheted or the furrier throws that keep us warmer in the winter.

After my mom retired from teaching, she had multiple physical issues.  Her favorite hobbies were reading romances and knitting or crocheting.  And those afghans she created, now anywhere from 25 to 40 years old, are still in terrific condition in spite of washing.  Besides keeping me warm while I'm watching TV on the sofa or napping, they bring back cherished memories or my mom that I'm afraid in time I'll forget.

In recent years, I've enjoyed the warmth and beauty of Dennis Basso throws.  They are soft fluffy fur and they can be carefully washed.

A bright cotton throw brings color to my office.  A Southwestern throw reminds me of the places in the West I like to visit so much.

This weekend, I turned on the heat for the first time since Spring.  It's time to pull out the throws!

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