Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's finally finished!!!

My first major attempt to crochet!! This baby afghan was started by my great-grandmother. My great-grandmother crocheted my older brother a baby afghan for his daughter when she was born. My sister and I asked her to make us each a baby afghan for our future children, knowing that she probably wouldn't be around when it was time for us to have kids. For Christmas several years ago, my great-grandmother gave my sister and I a baby afghan. It is one of my most precious possessions. When she passed away, my grandfather called and said that he had a "bag of knittin stuff that was grandma's." When I picked it up, he said that it was something that she was working on for my younger brother. I opened it up and there was the majority of a baby afghan. It's not perfect, it is really uneven and not square. You can see where she began losing her ability to keep an even tension. But it is perfect. It was something that we know she put her heart into. If you noticed the pink bow of yarn on the top picture, you can see where I began. I was working the border around the edges. I ended up putting about 3 inches of a border around it. The best part is, my brother doesn't know that I have it or that she even had started one for him. So now that he is having a baby, I thought it was time to finish this blanket. I have never been so proud of soemthing that I have finished. I can't wait to give this to him and his fiance'.


CelticMommy said...

Oh that gives me shivers and tears! What a beautiful thing to have!! Both my boys have blankets that my grandma made for me for my Cabbage Patch Kids... even though she was no longer here to make them something, they are still wrapped in her love.

I love that blanket! I'm sure your brother and his new baby will too!
Bevin Rae
via Muggle blog

Lizzie Wychwood said...

How wonderful, that is just so precious, the most perfect remembrance.

Hermione Bagnold said...

Awww! That brought tears to my eyes! I can't wait to hear about their reactions when you give it to them!!! It's beautiful!

CentyB said...

Gorgeous blanket - well done. I'm sure they will treasure your thoughtful love-filled gift.