3.31.2011

Where Are They Now - 2KCBWDAY4


I was five years old when my family and I came to America from Vietnam. I don't remember much about the actual journey, but one memory stands out to this day: losing all of our possessions to the ocean during a transfer from one boat to another. So I have no pictures or memento from my life before my fifth year. That is probably why I tend to hoard all of my little boy's childhood keepsakes. That is why my most treasured finished object is a blanket that I had knitted for him when he was three years old.



It's just a simple log cabin blanket inspired by the one in the first Mason-Dixon knitting book. My son actually prefers a store bought one, and that's okay. The time and love I had put into making this little memory for his future was time well spent.

10 comments:

  1. Its such a beautiful and colourful blanket, very pretty.
    Loved catching up on your other days to.

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  2. The blanket is stunning! I'm so sorry your family lost all your stuff, must be very hard. I store digital copies of my photographs everywhere as I worry so much about them getting lost.

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  3. A beautiful keepsake! My husband still uses a simple afghan his grandmother crocheted him as a child every weekend, to take a nap. I'm sure your little guy will treasure this blanket very much in the years to come.

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  4. What a gorgeous blanket!
    My mother-in-law saved a blanket that my husband had as a child, he didn't care for his blanket at the time either. We brought it out for our son when he was 2 years old, and he loves it and can't go to sleep without it. Who knows, maybe this blanket will be a treasure for your future grandchildren?

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  5. It is beautiful and one day he will fully understand the love in it and treasure it.

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  6. Beautiful blanket! I love the colors...I actually cheered up when I saw the photo. One day your son will cherish it.

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  7. That blanket is really pretty. I'm sorry that your family lost everything moving to America. =[

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  8. I'm so sorry your family lost everything during your journey to the US. I'm sure that one day your son will love and cherish the blanket you made him.

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  9. What a beautiful blanket!! It really is phenomenal!

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  10. What a gorgeous blanket! Lots of time and love there! He'll treasure it when he's older.

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