Sad when handmade items not appreciated. I was at a yard sale and there were two mint condition quilts from the 1920/30's. Grandma was selling them with DIL and Grand-daughter standing there smiling. I was agast, I immediately bought them and gave them a good home where they are appreciated. One had been made by Grandma's MIL as a wedding present and the other Grandma had made when her son was born.
My Mother-in-law crocheted each of my three kids a blanket when they were born. She picked nontraditional baby colors AND made them full size so they use them to this day at 25, 28 and 30. When the time comes I'll do that for grandbabies. For gifts I try to make at least 36"x36" and not do pastel blue/pink. Right now doing a turquoise one with smaller white stripes, looks kind of nautical. Nice and puffy for sitting on floor.
Love love love. Just bought pattern. Ready to start, heck with all those other projects already started. This will be my purse project. Sounds nice and compact.
Seal instruction book up with kitty litter for a couple weeks. Should absorb the smell.
Reminded me of one of my Mother's favorite sweaters. Knitted for her by my Great Aunt on Dad's side. She loved it because the sleeves were not the same, just like her arms.
Thank you so much for posting this. I had my car in the shop (right down the street from Tuesday Mornings) so instead of going right back to work after picking it up like a good girl, I stopped in for a haul much like yours. I also bought 4 skeins of soft yellow yarn since the world seems to be having babies (comes from reaching almost Grandmother age)> :D