Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012: Photography Challenge Day

Day Two of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s code, if you wish to follow along the other blogs also participating, is 3KCBWDAY2. You’ll need to enter that into the search engine of your choice and if everyone tagged their posts correctly, you’ll find other bloggers talking about the same subject! Fun, right?

Today’s post is Photography Challenge Day

Eskimimi says:

Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize. Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn’t about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it’s about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in the Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos.

And here’s my photograph:


Surrounded by love


Now, I need to explain the photo (probably not in the spirit of the post, but it didn’t say wordless). 🙂

Both of my grandmothers and my great-grandmother crocheted. We have at my parents’ house a bag filled with handmade items, both knitted and crocheted (my maternal grandmother knitted more than crocheted, but my paternal grandmother was mostly a crocheter). The only thing we don’t have on these many many items are tags stating who made what. So, I have really no idea who made each of the blankets we have.

When I returned home last year, we found this bag and I snagged the lovely green and gold ripple blanket from it. This thing is heavy. It has some wool in it, which is evident by the felting that has taken place in parts. But it’s warm and it was made with love and I display it proudly in my home now.

The flowered motif blanket I found tucked in the sofa bed that was in my room. It was used to pad the horrid mattress to make it a bit more comfortable. I snagged it, too.

The white blanket was sent to me by my aunt when she found it among my paternal grandmother’s things. It still had the state fair ribbon she won with it attached to it. It’s delicate and lacy and huge for a baby blanket (I can wear it like a wrap). This blanket, along with some of her hooks and unfinished projects, made me cry when I opened the box.

In the middle, that pink granny square, is a blanket I whipped up one day. It’s one of our favorite lap blankets here and is often the first one the boy grabs when he’s sick and wants a cuddle on the sofa.

I chose this picture to showcase my grandmothers’ crochet (because even with the color choices of the day, they’re still freaking awesome) and to surround my own with it. All these blankets (an one more that I made) reside on the quilt rack in our living room. I know that while I didn’t learn to crochet from either of them, I have their skills running through my hands and I’m honored to carry on the tradition of the craft.



Please join me tomorrow for the next post in the Knitting and Crochet Blog week. You can find other posts on this topic by using the code 3KCBWDAY2 in your search engine. See you tomorrow!