Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blanketed in Love


Hi Knitters,
I have a story to tell you about a beautiful blanket that was sent to me a couple of weeks ago via my sister. The blanket was made by the ever-wonderful knitters and my dear online friends from the Itty-Bitty Knits group.


I have posted the videos that illustrate the story behind the blanket so you can experience it right along with me. Receiving this blanket has been a life-changing experience for me. It overwhelms me and just thinking about it makes me emotional. I have had a hard time even pulling a post together about it I guess because it means so much to me. That makes it almost difficult to share somehow? I don't know. I have never had anything like this happen to me. The effort was tremendous.

Suzanne, the moderator of the Itty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry and dear knitter friend of mine, was the mastermind behind the blanket. Please go to her blog and subscribe to her video podcast - she is a cool one to watch.

The blanket squares came from all over the world, China, Australia, Ireland, Canada and all over the United States coast to coast and everywhere in between.

Besides Suzanne, the rest of the credit goes to these lovely and generous Itty-Bitty Knits knitters. Here are their Ravelry names:

knittingknirvana
bookboxer
sauceyjill
lunatic84
starrynight11
kurpitsa
womaninashoe
raelynne01
smozerose
gathersnomoss
andreaadams
johnsie4
cathcart
cehermanator
armida21
kally
gmahelen
zowmom
purplemama
beckytm
momoffour
iknitcupcakes
ljaecocker
tarafiebach
borkles
catmilc


The blanket is gigantic! It fits on my king-sized bed! The blanket is made in Spud & Chloƫ Sweater and is the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket, which is a free pattern.

How to ever thank each and every one of you enough? I am at a loss. I am humbled, overjoyed, lucky, not worthy, amazed, appreciative, feeling big-time loved, and will be warm and snuggly for the rest of my life. My appreciation is beyond description.

A simple heartfelt thank you to you all. My family thanks you, too. Every single day the blanket has been in my home someone has been snuggling up on the couch with it. We have one room that gets especially cold in the winter and it is already a well-loved staple in there. It makes me smile when I see my kids using this blanket.

Please enjoy the following videos, the first is my sister bringing the blanket over for me to open. I am so shocked and surprised by the whole thing as you will see.

I will let you watch the videos for the whole story. Enjoy.
best, susie











21 comments:

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

We all put love and appreciation in every stitch. You are more worthy than you will ever know.
Leanne (lunatic84)

Rae Lynne said...

I agree with Leanne! Just knowing you and your family are enjoying the blanket is the only kind of thanks we need and love! :) And it's all just in time for the cold winter weather! :)
~Rae Lynne (raelynne01)

Nickycarp said...

It was life-changing for us, too. But it had to be done. I love that the blanket represents our love of knitting and our love of your work and our love of you. Blessings. Nicky (momoffour)

Maryjonono said...

What a beautiful breathtaking gift! You mean so much to so many people, it's so apparent!
I love how your tea leaves cardigan looks, very cute!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

What a beautiful and amazing blanket! Way to go knitters!

Sara in WI said...

What a fantastic story...and a lovely gift for a very sweet person!

LittleMissEclectic said...

So sweet to see this story wrap up, you itty bitty ladies are amazing!

Lucy said...

I feel very honoured to be able to be part of this. Just thinking that you can your family are enjoying the blanket makes me smile. No one deserves this more than you.

BTW, Suzanne's son is so so cute.

Anonymous said...

I feel inspired to make that blanket after seeing your beautiful gift! Can you (or another reader) tell us how many squares by how many squares it is? It's just stunning!

Sarah

Susan said...

Sarah, 12 by 9 for the squares = 108. Wow, that's a lot of squares.

It is huge!

Kar said...

It's beautiful! What a lovely gift from those who appreciate all of your hard work and wonderful imagination. :)

Leah said...

Amazing!!! Beautiful blanket for a beautiful person!!! So thoughtful (*tear filled eyes)!!! Brightens my day!

Leah said...

Amazing!!! A beautiful blanket for a beautiful person!!! So thoughtful!!! This brightens my day (*tear filled eyes)!!!

Lulu said...

wow, thats lovely

Jeanie said...

What awesome friends to have:) The blanket is to- die- for!

Barbara said...

That blanket is beautiful and you just know that every stitch holds a stitch of love for a very generous, talented, beautiful woman.

What an amazing group of knitters that shared so much in appreciation of you. A treasure forever!!

Laura said...

Oh wow, tears of happiness for you!!!! That is too beautiful!

Messy Karen said...

what a beautiful surprise. i know what you mean about the emotional stuff. i think nothing of posting about stuff in general i am making. but have yet to show a few gifts i made this year because i just feel that they belong to the receiver. thanks for sharing.

Miss Julep said...

How wonderful! The Itty Bitty group is a fantastic bunch of folks! LOVED seeing your reaction!

Laura T said...

Your blanket is an amazing gift from your friends! How lucky you are to have wonderful friends:) I loved the story and videos!
Laura T

knittingknirvana said...

:)