Saturday, October 19, 2013

Who do I thank?

I received a gift in the mail today. A very lovely, useful  crochet Afghan  how to book. But I do not have a clue who sent it to me. All it says is it's from a Jo Ann's Store in Michigan.  A gift message inside said This is an afghan I made and found it fun to start with #1 square and each square after that builds on the previous square.  I thought you might have some great-grandchildren who might like something from Grandma Betty.  So If you are the one who gifted me this wonderful book, I am so grateful and I WILL be making  the Afghan. Thank you very, very, much for your thoughtful gift.


  1. WOW...looks like Christmas came early. Enjoy and be sure to post your finished project.

  2. Have fun! Can't wait to see your afghan when it's finished!

  3. What fun to get a surprise gift in the mail from a secret friend. Must be someone who reads your blog or someone on whose blog you comment often.

  4. It was your lucky day. I can't wait to see the finished project!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  5. WOW WOW WOW .. I'd like to know your secret friend. That was certainly a nice gift.

  6. I didn't mean for it to be so secret. I hope you like it. You'd said you were beginning to crochet again and I thought of this book. I loved the afghan I made - I made it all in one color - kind of an ivory / ecru / off white .... whatever. Sorry I must have forgotten to sign it!!!!
    It's a small thank you for all you and Joe did to entertain me. You can be sure I'll be back for more!

  7. One more thing, if and when you're ready to start an afghan let me offer these yarn suggestions. Yarn is not cheap, usually. But with all the work you'll put in to it it's worth it to use a good quality material. Some suggestions:
    "Comfort" by Berrocco - I have a afghan I use almost every day that's been washed and dried in the dryer many times - holds its shape, no pilling
    Cascade's "100 % Wool Super-wash" - this is what I used to make the afghan pictured. I haven't washed it yet; some people have told me even though it's 'super-wash' I may want to have it dry cleaned - the jury's still out.
    Cascade also makes Eco Wool that's supposed to be tough as nails.
    My bias: AVOID acrylic. It stretches, pills and generally looks old long before its time.
    Patton makes a 100% wool; I think it's called "something Sheep"
    II just want you to have fun making up to 63 different squares - each taking about an hour or two. Happy crocheting!