Remember a few posts ago I mentioned checking the OTHER file in your Facebook Message box, well through that Tom and I discovered a cousin (very distant) of his was trying to get in touch with me. She wanted to know if I would be able to finish a blanket her grandmother started for a great great grandchild but died before completing it. The basket had been started in 2009. This particular grandmother would be Tom's grandfather's sister in law. I said I would love to finish it and ship it out.
On Monday a huge box arrived, filled with the blanket in progress, the needles, the markers, another pair of needles, 5 full skeins of a Caron yarn that is no longer made and a row counter and the pattern. A quick look at the pattern and I knew it was easy peasy and I got lucky! But I was worried about the amount of yarn left. The yarn was held 5 strands together and knit on size 11 stitches. After completing 3 sections I knew I would not have enough yarn to knit section 4 and the border, so I did the border and then crocheted an edging around the entire blanket to give it balance and stability and to add a little size.
Less the 24 hours after receiving the box I am ready to send it on back to Janet (who lives in California). It was truly an honor to work on a multi-generational knitting project.