Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hooking for Grandma


I'm so glad I found Lucy's pattern. I don't know when I've enjoyed working with a single pattern so much before. The granny square Grandma Wagner taught me when I was young is the only thing that halfway compares. Grandma made lots of ripples in her crocheting career, so I hope she's pleased with how this one turned out.

Last year, my cousin's youngest daughter, Katie, got married, and Grandma asked if I'd crochet an afghan for her to give her as a wedding present. (Grandma's in a nursing home now and unfortunately doesn't see well enough to make the stitches.) Yeah, I will! I did that one in hdc blues, Katie's favorite color. This summer, her sister, Jennifer, is getting married, so I'm hooking for Grandma again. (I sort of want to put that on a T-shirt!) Jennifer's favorite color is, you guessed it!, purple, so that's what I used.

(Cross-posted on my blog and Grannies and Ripples.)

6 comments:

Ghost said...

What a truly inspiring piece. Love the story that goes with it.

Jennifer said...

Your Ripple Is Soooo Beautiful, I ♥ the colors too and I ♥ the story... I'm sure your grandma is very proud!

barra said...

Lucy's pattern is the best and the colours in your ripple look fantastic. Hope Grandma was pleased with them also.

Bev

barra said...

Lucy's pattern is the best and the colours in your ripple look fantastic. Hope Grandma was pleased with them also.

Bev

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

Lovely ripple. I really like that your Grandmother is involved. Hooking in the family - Sweet! :-)

Jenny said...

I agree! Lucy's pattern is great!! :) She inspired me to make a ripple blanket which I'm working on right now :) Love the colours of your blanket!!