This blanket was mailed to me by my uncle Tommy. He’s my Dad’s older brother and I don’t think he made a blanket for anyone in our family before this one. Uncle Tommy is the LAST person you would expect to know how to crochet (or is this knitting? Can you tell by the stitch? I’m clueless) and he does it VERY well. I felt very honored to have received one and my Dad was even a little jealous because he wanted one too!
I always really loved Uncle Tommy growing up. He was just a cool uncle that had a great laugh, told great stories, referred to my grandparents (his parents) as The Old Lady and The Old Man, and drank beer and smoked. And as a kid? That’s all you need. I sent him a handmade Thank You card (it’s a new hobby, I really suck at it) and I hope the sentiment came through as to how much I love the blanket. I’m never really sure that I come off as grateful enough because where I’m brilliant at telling stories about my ASS SWEAT, I clam up when it comes to sappy Thank-yous.
13 thoughts on “Sometimes? Words do no justice.”
My guess is that it is knitting – I don’t think you can do cabling like that via a crochet hook.
Definitely knitting, which is way harder than crochetting… he did an awesome job! I suck so bad at knitting! I wish I could do stuff like that!
That is about ten different kinds of AWESOME, that your uncle made NikkiZ a blanket. It looks great!
wow… that is a gorgeous blanket! amazing job. oh, and the baby is adorable, too. =)
That is totally awesome. I am awestruck. The fact that it is so unlikely that a feller like Uncle T would do that makes it all the more beautiful. I’m getting all verklempt over it!
Looks like knitting to me, which is haaaaard. Harder than crocheting. What a fabulous gift!
Gee, I hate to contradict, but growing up in a family of crafters, I’m pretty heavily leaning towards crochet. You can tell by the shape of the stitches. Knits are like chevrons & crochets are triangles. Zoom in woman!
In any case, a very lovely gift. I still have my baby blanket. So make sure NikkiZ keeps that her whole life.
Knitting….My grandmother used to make them all the time, She knitted, I crocheted(sp)…Uncle T is some thing else isn’t he?
she always has the cutest face expressions in the pictures.
What a thoughtful gift from your Uncle. Handmade items from family members are always so special!!
My grandfather made quilts. I still have a few of them, and I just think it’s wonderful that he did something so unusual for a man back then.
Wow, rock on uncle T. That’s bad ass.
I love that blanket! He chose the best colors. Sweet baby, sweet uncle. Happy Holidays to you guys.