Monday, 27 October 2014

Lerato's baby blanket

Last week on Ons Hekel, at least two baby blankets were finished. 

I completed this one in V-stitch:

A blankie for Lerato's baby girl

...and a hooky friend completed a beautiful, light pastel hexagon blanket for her daughter's baby shower.

I started mine in great haste, next to the swimming pool where my boys have lessons:

...and then worked on it on our way towards the Garden Route:

...worked away the edges over coffee with a friend:

(Hate this part...and I always leave it to the last).

And then finished over another:

A fello Pure-fan recognised the carefully disguised menu!

I edged the blanket with one row of SC, and then a couple of rows in HDC.  In retrospect I think linen stitch would have been neater.  

As for yarns, I used
Vinnis Nikkim Natural (the white colour)
Vinnis Bambi Peach (not shown below - a cotton/bamboo blend with lovely texture)
I Love Yarn Imagine in Guava, Antique Rose and Burned Butter

Angie's V-stitch graph here

My V-stitch blankie was delivered on Friday!

All done

The hexagon blanket - it was sent overseas by courier last week...but over the weekend we learnt that a baby girl was stillborn.

37 weeks.

While I'm happy about Lerato's little baby girl that's still on her way, I'm mourning with a hooky/book friend who lost her grandchild.

Into every blanket, we crochet our joy, hope, love.   
Sometimes that must comfort as well.


homemade@myplace said...

…. what to say ? I get lost in this sad realities…. I wish I could find a kind comfort as you do, but I'm not able to….

your blanket is so lovely …..
xxxxxx Ale

Jodiebodie said...
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Jodiebodie said...

You have done a beautiful job with your blanket but a very poignant end to your story and I am holding back tears. The grief of a stillborn child is deeper than any ocean. My heart goes out to the parents.
Even if it is too painful for them to look at a baby blanket in the midst of their grief, I hope such a beautiful soft blanket will bring comfort from the love in its making and the care it symbolises. I hope that in time, the blanket will become a treasured and tangible way to remember their baby.

Lisa said...

Die Decke ist wunderschön, so richtig was zum kuscheln.