A love of fiber arts runs in my family and my stepfamily. I recently learned that my great-aunt Beatrice was a knitter. In fact, she knit a lovely sweater and hat for me when I was a baby. Sadly, I don't have any pictures. But I do have pictures of a lovely pair of mittens my stepfather's mother knit years ago to guard her delicate hands against the cold Norwegian winter. I suppose the embroidered flowers were meant to remind her of summer in Norway, which is absolutely gorgeous.