Hi guys. I had a wonderful surprise yesterday when I went into the LYS, Lovely Yarns. The owner is such a nice lady. She always has a great smile, and is always trying to make the customers feel at home in her shop. She even likes men who knit. (Read between the lines, she doesn't shy away from me like I have the plague just because I am a guy who knits and crochets.) I stopped in yesterday to leave a shawl for a couple of months as a display when she asked me what else I was working on. When I showed her the little square which will be a bedspread someday, she said that her next door neighbor is moving, and wanted to see a bedspread go to a good home. She showed me the bag on the floor of the closet. When I opened it up, I probably looked like a kid in a candy shop because I was staring right at the exact pattern that my mom worked on a good 50 years ago. Sure, it looks old and is discolored in a few places and there is a little bit of repair work to do, but I am overjoyed at finally having a complete bedspread in the pattern that I used in order to learn to crochet 30 years ago. (Look at a previous blog to see the specific information on it if you like.) this bedspread is 7' 4" square. I am including a photo of my mom's sample, and a photo of the complete spread which is quite heavy. What a lucky day I had and what a nice shop owner! She is so kind to me, bless her heart.
Happy knititng. jim.