Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lily received a big package of yarn from her Pap and Nana last Christmas. She had specifically asked for the yarn because she wanted to make an afghan.
Now, almost a year later, she has finished her very first crocheted afghan. She worked on it here and there throughout the last year. In fact, most of my photos of her on my blog in which she was crocheting were photos of her working on this afghan.
She was so eager to finish it over the last several days as she knew she was getting close to the end. I kept encouraging her to work at it, knowing how satisfying it feels to finish a big project.
She finished yesterday, and her excitement was wonderful! I truly appreciated and understood how she was feeling when she knotted off the last stitch because I feel the same way when I finish a project. I helped her weave in the ends because, let's face it, that's the worst part of a project ~ the finishing.
She was very happy to be able to snuggle up under her brand new, made-by-herself afghan last night. And I was happy that my little girl stuck in there and completed this project by herself.