A place of trust

Crocheting a baby blanket

It’s Thanksgiving. I’m cooking a pecan pie. A little later, will roast squash and brussels sprouts, make mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. We are going over to a cousins’ house. Even so, I cook a lot of dishes because we’re vegan and it is helpful to bring traditional food in versions we can eat. Works out fine.

I’m crocheting a baby blanket. It is a place of trust. I’ve been crocheting so long, my fingers know exactly what to do. I’m working on it last thing at night and first thing in the morning. I’ve made a few mistakes, but they don’t show. I was nervous about the yarn – chose wool – is it a bit scratchy? Well, it can be a car blanket or rolled into a bumper. I thought it might take me longer than I have (Clarke & Sarah’s baby due in January), but it is moving right along. I’m loving the yarn colors as they pass through my fingers. Yarn from Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply (onelupine.com) in Bangor, Maine.

4 Responses

  1. Nancy says:

    Beautiful colors to welcome this baby. My grandson has my son’s crocheted blanket. My sister made it for him and I happened to bring him home from the hospital wrapped in it. It became his favorite. My son & wife are vegan too 🙂

    • Catherine says:

      My partner’s son and his wife are real dog people. While not ideal, I’m imagining this blanket as future dog bedding. As long as it’s useful, right?

  2. Liz A says:

    I quite agree with Nancy … and can easily imagine the pleasure of seeing those colors come and go as they pass through your fingers

    btw, the broccoli salad that I brought to my daughter’s Thanksgiving gathering was not at all popular with my grandkiddos, so I happily brought home the leftovers … hope you were able to do the same

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