Knitting today will be focused on fininshing an Heirloom Blanket. This is the first hand-knit item I have made for the little pea-in-the-pod, a soon-to-be-born granddaughter. This soft blanket will match some co-ordinated outfits to be given to my daughter when I travel to her baby shower next month.
I have knit many baby gifts in my time but this one was accompanied by a feeling of awe and wonder. A miracle of life inside of my daughter. My daughter! As I knit this blanket I think about that little baby who will be wrapped in it and I reflect that her grandmother’s love will encircle her with this blanket. I pray for her, this wonderful little being who will wrap her fingers around my daughter’s finger just as my daughter once wrapped hers around mine. Such sweet memories I have and now my daughter will have her own sweet memories, too.
This pattern is named appropriately for it truly is an heirloom. An heirloom of love passed from a mother (who will soon be a grandmother) to her daughter (who will soon be a mother) to her own sweet babe who will be loved by all.
The rather bizzare tale is continuing to unfold in The Shadow of the Wind. Next week I hope to give you a review and present a nicely blocked Heirloom Blanket.