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.
Click here to read about the year-long saga of coordinating and making this gigantic handknit blanket!
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:
The blanket is gigantic! It fits on my king-sized bed! The blanket is made in Spud & Chloë 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.