Monday, April 6, 2009

Something finished

At Christmas I saw my cousin J and his wife A for the first time since they were married - three months before I was, so it had been more than two years. They announced that they were going to have a baby. I was so excited for them, and they were so getting handknits for their little one.

After Christmas the Mad Knitters had a holiday gathering with a yarn swap, where I got a pastel variegated fuzzy acrylic. It was immediately earmarked for their baby.


This is the blanket I made. The baby's name was Zachary, and he didn't make it. I won't ever meet him, but his mommy and daddy will get a blanket for him anyway. I didn't start it until I got the news that he was sick, and it wasn't finished until he was gone, but it was a labor of love - the only thing I could do for J & A from across the country, while my heart broke for them.

It's not much, but it's something. Something for Zachary, who was loved.


francie said...

It is beautiful and will mean so much to Zachary's parents.

Paige Darling said...

Breaks my heart to hear that...glad you finished it and they're getting the blanket regardless.

Melinda said...

I love it, and I know that they will cherish it as a good memory of Zachary. I'm so sorry that he didn't make it.