Saturday 29 December 2012

Guest Blogger Week 45 Catalope Deisgns

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Ivory

Firstly, I would like to thank Susan of CrochetAddictUK for allowing me to write a guest blog here! 

          Next, I would like to introduce myself!  My name is Ivory, I studied psychology in college, married an Engineer, and years later I gave birth to our son Noah. 

          I came into the world of yarn, needles, and hooks during college, because all of my friends were trying out this "granny craft" and it looked cool.  I don't know about you, but I love to learn new things.  So I originally picked up knitting needles, but later on my college roommate taught me how to crochet (and would fix my mistakes while I was away at class or work)!  I was pretty much "hooked" after that!   I taught myself how to read patterns, joined swap groups, and even started to design my own projects. 

          So when I was asked to write for this blog, I spent a good hard time trying to think of something really interesting to write!   So, I thought since it's December, and Christmas was just here and gone, I thought of this story that actually happened to my husband and I.

          A couple weeks after my husband and I got married, his grandmother passed away, this was in 2007.   In November of 2008 I had my son, Noah. When we came home, my mother in law had left a package on our table. Inside was this beautiful baby blanket (pictured above) made out of granny squares. My husband's aunt, apparently saw her making it one day and asked, "Who's that for?" To which she replied, "I don't know, I am just making it for someone." When she passed away, my husband's aunt found this in her home.  Apparently she kept it, and when she found out about my son, she just knew that it was something she made for her great-grandchild, one that she never got to meet.  Neither of us had a dry face after that!

          This is what crochet means to me, the act of lovingly making something and then passing it on to someone who might not need it, but deserves it!   I can make a blanket that keeps my son warm, or a dishcloth that will last ten times as long as a regular store bought one, or crochet a toy that isn't mass produced.   It really is the thought that counts, and you after reading this, can you ever think contrary again?


Thank you ever so much Ivory
for your fantastic post!
That is such a beautiful story.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
It really does show how much something handmade
can mean a lot more!
I hope you'll all join my in thanking Ivory for
her post and please go and visit her sites.
They are well worth a visit and you'll
find some of her fantastic designs!


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