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Jan 25, 2012 07:56:42   #
Janeway
 
Could you share the Voyager hat pattern? Have not heard of that design. Jane
 
Jan 25, 2012 09:09:56   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Pearl..your daughters smile and pretty face wearing her new headband and scarf ..say it all.

So many times I have given and felt unappreciated...knowing I only make gifts for my family with all the perfection God has given me...I do believe some are better at their passion than others...but I have always said what I do is a God given talent...
Having said that...the pure joy of a thanks mom..warms my heart..
Our church does a harvest festival instead of halloween..but the children alway come to our home on their way home...One year it was bitter cold, blistery..they came by with friends..and I gifted each of them with knitted hats with matching scarfs..(6 children total) they squeeled with delight...and said ..that is my grandma..the mothers whispered thank you's...pure joy ...
Another instance my grandaughters and grandson were going to our family room in the basement and stopped at the landing admiring a painting I had learned to do in oils...I could see just the top of their heads...telling each other..wow ..grandma is a professional...LOL...I was so NOT but in their eyes I was..
Another day..my grandson made a potpourrie bag and drew a spider on it..(He loved spiderman then)..I gave him huge hugs and took it to a lenox bowl sitting on my coffetable in the formal living room...He said to his mother...geez..grandma must really love it...she put it in the "good" room...lol...
Thanks for these reminders...
Relationships can be challenging at best...these memories remind us how it is all worth while.

Hugs and God Bless all,

Camilla
Jan 25, 2012 14:31:52   #
headlemk
 
I knitted a baby blanket for a former co-worker who was having her 1st baby. When she started opening presents at her shower she couldn't rip into the package fast enough to get to it. She just scrunched it and cuddled it all up. Couldn't wait for baby to arrive so she could use it.

Really made me a happy lady.
Jan 25, 2012 16:19:58   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
Janeway wrote:
Could you share the Voyager hat pattern? Have not heard of that design. Jane


Janeway if you check under my topics you can see two listings for Voyager. There are pictures and patterns there to give you an idea of what they look like.

Voyagers 2 Knit one Crochet too ----this one has the most info I think.

If you make one please tells us about it and share a picture. I'd love to see how a real knitter does it. :)
Jan 25, 2012 17:22:31   #
nanee
 
Now Pearl!!! you are a great knitter!! I tried to attach a picture of sebastian my 2 year old GS with his voyager hat but i guess its not going to happen today!but i will keep trying again tomorrow or so but your hat is great!! and you are a real knitter!! but anybody out there that trys our hat pattern please (try) to post we are sure interested to see!
Jan 25, 2012 17:45:09   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
nanee wrote:
Now Pearl!!! you are a great knitter!! I tried to attach a picture of sebastian my 2 year old GS with his voyager hat but i guess its not going to happen today!but i will keep trying again tomorrow or so but your hat is great!! and you are a real knitter!! but anybody out there that trys our hat pattern please (try) to post we are sure interested to see!


Oh do keep trying, Nanee! I would love to see YOUR hat especially on YOUR grandson :). You've given me something to look forward to and reminded me of what I need to get back to :P How did that hat find me over here! I'm 3 behind and I'm still looking at crochet patterns for more turtles LOLOLOLOL
 
Jan 25, 2012 18:16:15   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
headlemk wrote:
I knitted a baby blanket for a former co-worker who was having her 1st baby. When she started opening presents at her shower she couldn't rip into the package fast enough to get to it. She just scrunched it and cuddled it all up. Couldn't wait for baby to arrive so she could use it.

Really made me a happy lady.


Sweet memory. My first baby blanket was a shell stitch done in crochet from a kit. It was meant for my hope chest but as soon as it was finished I heard that the first boy who'd ever asked me to marry him had just had a baby.

Memories took me back to when I was 8 years old and my grandmother pulled me up into her lap in her great big rocking chair to rock and talk a while. She called it "Nussing her grandbabies." Wasn't until many years later that I realized where she probably came up with that colloquialism. Her eagle eyes never missed a thing and she noticed the new ring on my finger. Never mind that it was a white plastic prize from a Cracker Jack box. She sized it up seriously.

"So, honey, where'd you get that nice new ring ya got there? That's mighty pretty."

"It came out of a Cracker Jack box, Mamaw"

"Well, it's still pretty and look, it fits you just right."

She warmed it out of me till I had confessed the whole of my secret. Jack Whitaker had asked me if he could "claim" me. I'd never heard the term but I had heard him telling some boys that he'd found a bat cave and seeing as how my family's pet name for me was Ellie May, I told him I had never touched a baby bat so if he'd bring me one, I'd guess it would be ok for him to "claim" me or whatever.

Next day he marched right up to me with the baby bat in one hand and the Cracker Jack ring in the other. I never will forget how soft the feel of that baby bat fur was to the touch. Funny that was what I thought of when I felt the backs of my babies heads when they were born.

My Grandma shook her head and clicked her tongue............ "Darlin' you've done gone and got yourself engaged. That's what that means around here when a boy asks a girl if he can "CLAIM" her. It means he wants you for his own and wants to marry you and make you his wife. Jack is putting in his order early! We'll have to get together with his parents tomorrow and start making plans for the weddin'.


I was so relieved that he had found somebody and I was off the hook!
Jan 25, 2012 19:31:52   #
pfoley
 
I loved your story about Rachel. It was so real.

Have you ever thought of becoming a writer.
Jan 25, 2012 19:39:23   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
pfoley wrote:
I loved your story about Rachel. It was so real.

Have you ever thought of becoming a writer.


Thank you..........as a matter of fact...................... that's been my main thought since I was about three years old :) Knitting words together and seeing people's reactions to the way they look and feel and sound...........that is my true passion. String art is just my hobby :).
Jan 25, 2012 20:05:42   #
pfoley
 
Well for that moment I felt I was in that room with you and
Rachael; I didn't want the story to end; I wanted more. Start writing.
Jan 25, 2012 20:42:36   #
Janeway
 
How do I find your topics? I'm new to this site. Thanks.
 
Jan 25, 2012 21:35:36   #
clerk99
 
Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life
Jan 25, 2012 21:39:54   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
pfoley wrote:
Well for that moment I felt I was in that room with you and
Rachael; I didn't want the story to end; I wanted more. Start writing.


DH is soooooooooooooooooo with you! He's ready to go on book signing tours and see the world :P.

Thank you so much. At least I can count on one reader! :)

I'm on it. This is my warm up practice.
Jan 25, 2012 21:50:43   #
Jean Keith (a regular here)
 
Very nice work and especially on that part your husband had a hand in -- that beautiful daughter.
Jan 25, 2012 21:53:27   #
PearlofGreatPrice
 
Janeway wrote:
How do I find your topics? I'm new to this site. Thanks.


Janeway if you click on my name above the rose it will take you to my profile information. From there you click where it says number of topics created and go to lists and then look for Voyagers 2 Knit.... 11 rows down. When you click on it, it will open up with a picture of my son wearing my first attempt at a voyager hat.

Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have.

pearl
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