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For the love of a baby
Created By: Sharon Repici

Like many others my grandmother was unsuccessful in her attempt to teach me to crochet. I was such a tomboy and actively resisted any attempts at "girl stuff"

As I married and started my family I often thought I should be making more and buying less for my children, but could never get past a long chain stitch or tangled masses of yarn.

Fast forward another 20 years and the pending birth of my 5th grandchild. All other grandparents had died and I was the last of a short line. I recalled the beautiful baby blankets that adorned the rooms and beds of the other 4 children and my heart ached that the new baby would not have his own blanket to show off. I went to a local Michael's store and found a kit with a book and hooks to teach yourself to crochet.

Within weeks I had multiple test samples in my basket, each with a newly learned stitch. These eventually became doll and puppy blankets. My (then) youngest grandson even took a 6x6 patch so he could remember my smell.

It took me most of my daughter's pregnancy to complete a "cross-stitch" patterned blanket. I was able to finish the edging the morning of her baby shower and presented it to her. Little Man is now 5 years old and asking when he will get his "big boy" blanket and telling me what colors I should be looking for. My daughter is in the process of adopting a baby girl and has asked if she can expect a blanket when they leave to pick her up. Imagine her surprise when I went into the back room and came out with a beautiful pink and white blanket to wrap her new bundle of joy!

On a side note, I'm so envious of those who are allowed to knit or crochet at work. I used to bring a bag with me during training seminars. I felt like they always helped keep me focused and awake, but one of the instructors complained and my boss asked me to leave my yarns at home.

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