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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

memory lane

Turns out that a giant granny square made out of Noro is perfect for cuddling up and watching football, snuggling with a baby, or reading a good book. Who knew? ; )


I started this way back in February 2010, and while I finished crocheting it two years ago, it sat neglected in a corner with lots of loose ends. I was making this for Paul since I thought he would appreciate its rustic look, and I wasn't sure why I was so reluctant to weave in those ends.



Then I remembered that this had been Kylie Cat's favorite project. She loved crochet in general, and the sheepy, lanolin smell of the yarn I used for the border exerted a siren's song over her. It was just too hard to finish it while the memory of saying good-bye to my funny tabby cat was fresh.


And now another cute little creature is enjoying snuggling up with it. Erik's sweet little cardigan (complete with sheep buttons!) was knit by Heather from my knitting group. Knitters are the nicest people!

7 comments:

Rose said...

I love your sweet boy's expression! So cute!

Rue said...

I love seeing hand knits get repurposed for baby/kid use (I'm typing this right after tucking ar in under Girasole). That was a lovely trip down memory lane and a fantastic picture of Erik! I hope you're enjoying the baby snuggles (and a bit more sleep).

Tracy Altieri said...

There he is! And yes, knitters are the best. Now you can begin new memories with your afghan.

Caffeine Girl said...

Cute sweater; cuter baby!

Stephanie said...

Love the "what are you doing mom?" look. ;-) (sjn821)

Ann said...

Was there ever a cuter baby?????

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, Erik's little concerned baby face is the CUTEST THING EVER. And who better to snuggle up with the blanket??