Knitting Across Generations

February 7, 2019

I didn’t hesitate when my friend Jen texted to ask if I could help her daughter finish a blanket she’d knitted. She was returning to college in a couple of days and wanted to mail it off to a friend who could use some TLC from a long-distance buddy.

While I didn’t know what pattern Itsy was knitting, I suspected that it was the deliciously squishy Eleventh Hour Marled Blanket from Purl Soho.

I’m not psychic, but I can put two and two together — and these two were Itsy and Barbara, granddaughter and grandmother. You may recall that I’d helped Barbara (aka Baba) with the finishing touches of her blanket, the border of which provided me with a significant learning experience.

It didn’t take long for Itsy to get the hang of the attached i-cord border. Of course, it took quite a while to work her way around the entire blanket. But it was definitely worth it.

The photo doesn’t capture the soft green and deep navy color combination. You’ll just have to trust me on how exquisite it is. Or look at the smile on Itsy’s face. As she modeled the finished product, I couldn’t help but marvel at the pride of a handmade project and the love that would envelope her distant friend every time she wraps herself in its soft warmth.

Last week, after she finished her latest garter stitch scarf, Mom and I headed to J.P. Knit & Stitch for some new yarn and a visit with the Friday afternoon knitters. As usual, Mom chose a bright variegated yarn — this time, a sock yarn from Lemonade Shop, colorway is Alternative Facts.

Reminds me of cotton candy.

4 Responses to “Knitting Across Generations”

  1. Cara M Powers Says:

    Love the big blanket and the yummy colors of sock yarn. Good fairies of knitting bless you…..

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  2. tinaor Says:

    Love the blanket. A friend who helps you finish a knit – that’s a friend indeed! Well done!

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    • It’s kind of funny but I find that finishing other people’s projects or correcting their mistakes doesn’t feel as burdensome as it does my own. Perhaps because there’s not as much emotional attachment to the project. By the by, I absolutely love the ruffled sweater and booties you made last month. Adorable and beautifully crafted!

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  3. Patrick Dober Says:

    Great picture of master and teacher with an awesome blanket.

    Nice work Itsy!

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 7:23 AM Saltwater Hill Knits wrote:

    > saltwaterhillknits posted: ” I didn’t hesitate when my friend Jen texted > to ask if I could help her daughter finish a blanket she’d knitted. She was > returning to college in a couple of days and wanted to mail it off to a > friend who could use some TLC from a long-distance buddy. ” >

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