Friday, December 08, 2006

i have alot of grandmothers. six from marriages.
but grandma yaeko is not one of those. she was the nurse on duty when my father was born in the navy hospital in japan. first daipers and bottles are fun to giggle over.
yaeko crocheted beautiful baby sweaters that zip up the back for all the babies in the church where my dad pastored. by the time my baby tirzah was born, it was the last of the sweaters. her hands hurt too much to make any more.
having climatized to california, i discovered i was freezing at 46 degrees now, for the new england and colorado girls in me, this is horrifying!... so i went in search of a blanket.
grandma yaeko made me beautiful aran blanket when i got married. i did not knit then. now all the patterns and stitches have names. knowing this was near the end of her knitting, they amaze me even more. such love.
so when i discovered this:

i was heartbroken. i can fix it right? i fix harder things for other people.

10 comments:

brooke said...

I KNOW you can fix it PERFECTLY!!

Allena said...

i'm sure you can fix it. i saw a sweater that zipped up the back and loved it! i need to find a pattern for that.
love the blanket!

mamma said...

YOu can fix it. Knit and tonic had a tutorial a few weeks ago about fixing holes in sweaters. I'm sure it's in her archives.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you can fix that!! I've seen some of your work so I know you will be able to fix it beautifully.

That is a BEAUTIFUL blanket, how stunning and that you have such an appreciation makes it all that much more wonderderful. I thing we all wish our handmade gifts will go to hands and hearts such as yours.

The Mutant Penguin Herself said...

Oh expert that you are, you will have no trouble fixing it! Use a crochet hook to pick up what thread you can and pull it through and then add new... you may have to use hook and sewing needle but you will save it. If anyone can, I know you can!

Rebecca said...

Just keep telling yourself, "I think I can...I think I can...I think I can..." And besides, you kinda owe it to the wonderful lady who gave so much TLC when she knit for you and your hubby...it is BEAUTIFUL! What a Priscilla lady she is/was! Blessing others with her talent!

L said...

Hey, I'm fascinated by your 100 things. How do you know my Gracey-doodles?

ruth said...

found you via KR. love the song you're playing on your blog? who is it?
i also love your blog template! =)

Heatherly said...

the song is by bebo norman, beautiful you

bubbebobbie said...

I sent Granma Yaeko a Christmas card today. First time I addressed one just to her. I am so glad you had her in your life to teach you about a granma's love.

 
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