Look at what my beloved friend Becky made!!


Look closer.

Even closer.

She crocheted these wonderful afghans – and another in pink and white.

I love the coolness of the blue and white contrasted with the warmth of the creamier color white and deep green.  The blue and white one is completed and lays at the foot of the bed in the “cat free” room of the house.  As you can see from the above, Wyatt would obviously like them in the “cat allowed” rooms of the house.

That’s Wyatt.  He and Tucker spent part of the day testing boundaries with each other.  I think Wyatt came out ahead in that battle.  But back to Becky’s talents.

Becky calls herself a beginner crocheter but I thought that these afghans showed skills that exceeded beginner status and she should definitely do more.  If anything, she motivated me to look at more of the crochet patterns because this came out so nicely.

She made it using RedHeart Super Saver acrylic yarns because, sadly, Becky’s skin reacts poorly to anything made from animal fur – so wool, mohair, angora, alpaca – all out the door.  Luckily, there are now so many other options available – silks, bamboo, milk, soy, cottons, microfiber, that I think we can come up with fibers to use to make cool things that she can wear.  I have been pondering a linen blend by Berroco – Linsey – for a shawl I plan to make for her, though Kollage’s Riveting yarn – made from recycled blue jeans – is making me think too – I just am not sure if they have it in a brown colorway.  Hmmm.

While Becky and I looked at cool celtic patterns and planned fall Renaissance garb, the boys had fun practicing their counting skills and rolling pennies with Becky’s adorable hubby Bill and his family.

All that counting was rewarded later with Guinness glass sized Root Beer Floats!!  And red, white and blue pie made by Bill’s mother Dora – blueberries, cream cheese and raspberries – Oh My God!!!  She sent two pieces home with Chip afterwards.  I don’t think they even made it to the refrigerator.

We met Bill and Becky’s niece, Sharra, there too.  Curls to die for and the world’s most kissable chubby cheeks!!

We had a great day.  Bill and his Dad put together a great barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs.  Becky made her homemade potato salad.  The kids also munched on fruit and vegys and cheese and crackers and Tucker (who came with us) happily cleaned up whatever fell on the deck.  I probably knocked out half of the black olives myself (I LOVE black olives).

It was such a fun day that I did not take alot of pictures – too busy enjoying the company.

Becky and I have been friends for 18 years.  I am so lucky to have her in my life.

And she is crafty too!!

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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2 Responses to Look at what my beloved friend Becky made!!

  1. Becky Eighmie says:

    And don’t forget that Jesse helped with the potato salad! It was a wonderful day to spend with you and your family! Did the boys take the fish home with them? I remember that Bill and Chip were trying to figure out what it was, but not where it went after that. The only thing that didn’t happen was FIRE down by the creek! FYI, I swear that I can barely read a pattern

  2. Barbara Antonelli says:

    I forgot that you said you were going there. Glad you had such a good time. The boys were full of smiles,weren’t they….I loved her afghans, I still think crocheting is the best!!!!! Love,Mom

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