Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crocheted memories......

A long time ago, a little girl who had been raised in a far away tropical land moved to a strange, new land named kansas. This litle girl did not know how to crochet. She went to college, got a career, married, and soon was expecting her first child. The little girl's grandmother was an avid crocheter/knitter. Soon, the grandmother's swollen, arthritic fingers were delving into creating a baby blanket for the newest clan member.
And so it went, the little girl was soon expecting a baby girl. The grandmother hurridly picked out yarn and started on the next blanket.


Now many years past, the little girl who has now lived in the strange land for 10 years, finds herself alone; raising 2 small children. The years are lean, but joyous. They are a happy little family. The little blankets follow them from apartment, to a cozy, cottage. In time, the girl meets another man, who she marries and thus one last move ensues. The new man tentaively sks,"Would you like to add to our family?",and the little girl, from the far, away tropical land proclaims "Yes!" Then the anticipation of the first new baby in 10 years begins, but alas, the little girl's grandmother passed away the year before. Who will take over the blanket-duty? Who will hurridly pick out just the right color and select the perfect pattern? The little girl's big sister, who is also a stranger in the new land, proudly steps forward and accepts the role as Master Baby Blanket-Maker.

Here is the first of her creations, for the long awaited baby boy.......

And here is the last of her creations, because, now there have been no new baby's for a long time in the family of the new, strange land.



But the story is not over yet! Do you remember that the little girl from the far away land did not know how to crochet or knit? She learned! She felt the need to feel the fibers through her fingers and create. She has now beome the Master Baby Blanket-Maker in the family. Even though the family does not need any baby blankets at this time, she makes them for friends and co-workers who are welcoming joyous babies into their lives.

I am the one who now hurries to the store to pick out the yarn.......
and select the perfect pattern..........
and begin the tradition again.........

Author's note: Sorry about such a long post today, I felt the need to share memories that were stirring. The first 2 blankets were made by my grandmother Candace. The next 2 by my big sis Cheryl, and the last I will share with you when it's complete, by me.

9 comments:

Mary said...

Those blankets are beautiful! They look so soft.

Have a great Saturday :)

Doris Sturm said...

What lovely baby blankets - I'm glad you're keeping the tradition going of making baby blankets. I'm sure it will look wonderful!

Sandy said...

Enjoyed your "circle of life" story! And what beautiful baby blankets by all.

crazymotheringchick said...

That's a beautiful story, and a beautiful memory. But grown-ups like blankets. I don't have any babies to crochet for, but I still give away lots of afghans, small, medium, and over-sized.

Maria said...

Such lovely blankets and all with lovely memories

Crafty Christina said...

What beautiful memories to go with the blankets. I bet they are cherished.

Riohnna said...

The blankets are beautiful! The top 2 are my favs

P'cess said...

I love your story! Was just stopping in to see what's been going on as I had taken a little blog break and the story was just wonderful!
Hope you're keeping well!
P'cess

Clara said...

Such a wonderful story. Beautitful, in fact!