Baby Afghans

08 Mar

Baby Afghans

A baby's on the way and doesn't every baby need an afghan made by Grandma? I always was a knitter but if you drop a stitch knitting is a headache plus it’s hard to talk or listen while tangoing two needles through a cable pattern. So I picked  crochet Crosshatch from Ultimate Stitch Sourcebook yarn from Wal-Mart. Now twelve months later I’m on afghan number five and going strong. Let’s hook up for coffee visit over doubles, triples chains and skips repeats and turns 'cause lots of babies still need afghans.

© 2011 by V. Nesdoly

This poem is linked at One Shot Wednesday on the One Stop Poetry blog.


Posted by on March 8, 2011 in Personal


9 responses to “Baby Afghans

  1. Maureen

    March 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

    This is charming, Violet. I especially like the concluding stanza. . . knitting it all together so beautifully.


  2. Hope

    March 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love this!
    heartwarming and made me smile
    wonderfully written
    thank you


  3. Charlie Parant

    March 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Liked this one…especially the ending, and I even understood the knitting jargon…my mother used to knit and many years ago when I was a teenager I broke my foot and was in a cast for several months…long story short, I crocheted an afghan (and won a bet). Still have it somewhere.


  4. brian

    March 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    smiles. my boys still sleep with the ones that my mom made for them…cute verse…


  5. dustus

    March 9, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Yes, babies do need afghans from Grandmas! Lovely sentiment throughout your poem, Violet.


  6. Laura Hegfield

    March 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    So sweet violet…I love to crochet, and made blankets for my girls before they were born.


  7. pete marshall

    March 10, 2011 at 2:04 am

    charming & sweet…words i dont normally use but choice words indeed…nice share…pete


  8. gospelwriter

    March 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I prefer crotchet too, for the reasons you mention – what a beautiful afghan you exhibit (pic) along with your lovely poem about it.


  9. Steve Isaak

    March 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Well-written, pleasant.



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