Sunday, April 17, 2011

making blankets for the grandkids

I adore my grandkids...and my great grandkids.  Now, I really DO NOT like to make big things and tell me why all these adorable grandkids of mine want me to make them B-L-A-N-K-E-T-S  ???  Aren't they big?  Oh my stars!!

I've been crocheting baby blankets for years....maybe the first was for my first grandchild, I can't remember.  The one I made her was very ornate and actually didn't look especially like a baby blanket at all.  Oh, well.  Then as I went along, I got a little saner...if there is such a word or such a state for me.  So I've made plaid ones, flowered ones, plain ones, fancy name it... I've probably made one.  I've got to the point where every time there is a baby anywhere in my realm I make a baby blanket.  My realm includes not only my own family but the friends of my family too.

I don't think I'm getting across the idea that I love all this.  Here's a really adorable and sweet thing that is happening to me....some of the little ones who don't really know me because they live far away, are calling their blankets their memaws....and they love their memaws.  Little Jacob in Minnesota talks to his blanket.  He told his mother the other day his memaw needed to be washed because it had tears on it.  Now how darned sweet is that?  And another little guy in Ohio won't go to bed without his memaw.  How did this ever get started and how much do I absolutely adore the whole thing!!  Wow!!

Anyway, back to the big blankets.  I finished one for Zachary with his name crocheted into it.  Now I've almost finished one very similar for Johnny.  I get so sick of the color. Zachy's was orange, ugh!!  Now Johnny's is green, even worse!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Something exciting!!

I have just discovered something that is so much fun it is ridiculous.  I was looking around for variegated [now called multicolor] yarn to make the sleeper suits for my little baby dolls.  I wanted to find all three colors in the same yarn because I'm determined to have them look as much alike as possible.  The colors are pink, lavender and green.  Well, what to my wonderment, there it was and large skeins, too, so I wouldn't have to worry about how much to buy.  And guess what!! it was SOCK yarn.  By just twiddling around a little bit I have managed to create an actual design with these little bits and fragments of color that mysteriously appear as I'm going alone.  I love it.

So you certainly CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!

I shared this with all my crocheting blogs in Yahoo because I am continually amused at some of the things these young and inexperienced crocheters get all het up about!!  They are so intent and serious, bless their hearts.  So sweet.   I guess I remember being upset about those things too....but not really....too long ago.  Anyway, I thought it would tickle all of them to see that I can learn something well as laugh at the idea that I had no idea there was such a thing as SOCK YARN.

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