Monday, November 22, 2010

Knitting an Heirloom

One of the best parts of owning the Grove is getting to know our customers and sharing in their family events and joys. Holly is understandably ecstatic over the birth of her first grand baby...Abby. Unfortunately, Abby lives up north so Holly doesn't get to see her as often as she would like. So in between frequent trips, she settles for knitting for Abby and receiving wonderful text messages and nearly daily photos.

When Holly learned her daughter, Anne, was having a girl, she wanted to do something "very girlie" for her and she decided upon this eyelet-edged baby blanket. She used "Icing", Blue Sky Alpaca's worsted cotton, which is a slightly variegated deliciously pale pink yarn. It could not be more feminine. To personalize it, I embroidered "For Abby, Love Grammy" on muslin and I think it definitely placed the binkie in the heirloom category. Well, if you're going to knit for your beebee, you might as well knit an heirloom, right?!