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It’s Your Wish…Go For It!

March 17th, 2010

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If you could knit or crochet anything for anyone, what would it be and who would it be for?

Would it be someone famous or someone close?  Would it be something simple or something intricate? Let your mind wander and don’t think about the limits of reality.  It’s your wish, so go for it!

I thought about knitting something for my great-grandmother, Molly,  who lived until I was 14.  She was about 4 foot something with hair down to her waist that she wore in a bun and the most beautiful face I had ever seen.  She would never take anything from anyone, so if I visited her with a coffee cake, I’d go home with a coffee cake and a dollar to spend on whatever I wanted.  She could make everything from a 5-course sit-down dinner for 20 people in a house made to hold 4, to the exquisite crocheted lace that covered all the tables in her house.  I’d like to knit her a cardigan, like the ones she always wore over her print dress and I’d like to see her one more time to give it to her.

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  • Lynne


    If I could crochet anything, it would be a pair of lacy handwarmers for my daughter. I saw a pattern once but couldn’t work out how to do it, it was too intricate for me.


  • Angela

    I’m still a newish knitter…have made a dozen scarfs and a couple of hats, a simple throw and currently working an a more advanced baby blanket. BUT…someday I hope I’m good enough to knit everything in the Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences by Judith Durant.

  • Denise in Edmonton

    I would like to crochet a stuffed toy for my newest nephew, Cale…I made one for his brother and sister, but sadly my hands don’t work very well anymore due to my MS.

  • Diane

    I would crochet for children in poverty. Make them sweaters, afghans, scarfs,hats and anythin to keep them warm. I already crochet for my grandchildren who love the attention of a newly made item just for them.

  • Marty

    I would love to knit a soft lap robe for my mom. She died of Alzheimer’s in 2007, a year before I began to knit. It would be ultra soft baby yarn, with a silkey satin binding so she would have that physical stimulus as she handled the edges. Maybe I’d even knit her a pair of matching socks.

    Mom knit tiny Barbie and Ken clothes for us when I was little. Every new baby from church and all 10 of her grandchildren got a lovely layette set she’d create. I have piles of mittens and scarves Mom made for my 4 sons. She even made 2 humongous Dr. Who scarves one Christmas for my husband and I!
    I want to carry on my Mom’s legacy of creating handknit gifts, each stitch carrying my love for the recipient.

  • Kelly

    I want to crochet a matching sunhat and sun-dress combo for my 6 month old daughter!!!

  • paulette fritz

    I love to knit and crochet for my 7 grand children. They love little animals and I am knitting a sweater for my 1 year old grand daughter, Annie right now.

  • nell tuller dye

    I would knit and crochet a soft, warm, comforting wrap, large enough to encompass and give love, hope, peace, and good health to the entire world. Especially the children…Yes, bless the beasts and the children…keep them safe, keep them warm.

  • Mary Lou George

    Knitting as many large afghans using 2 skeins of yarn and a seed stitch with a twist for people in Chemo or in Hosps.

  • Debbie

    I did crochet a ruffle purse for my daughter in law. The yarn was a mushroom color and I lined it. It had round bamboo handles. She said she loved it!!!

  • Melissa Hahn

    I wonder if i could knit an airplane so I could go visit my mom and dad in heaven.

  • Fiona R

    After the birth of my third child, my midwife asked me to knit her a womb! Apparently the way knitted material stretches is very similar to the way how a womb stretches. She wanted to use it with her patients and trainee midwives. I made up a pattern and did it. I felt happy that it may have helped a few pregnant women.

  • Tamara

    I would knit or crochet prayer shawls for women and scarves for men that have lived through or are currently living with infertility. The scarves and shawls would be a physical representation of a hug, to bring comfort during those difficult times. I would only ask that the receiver pay for the cost of shipping, because I would get the yarn for free from yarn companies that wanted to donate to such a worthy cause. That is my dream!

  • Alisa Latimer

    I love to knit Christmas and wedding presents for friends and family. I loved the excitement I recieved from friends when I was knitting a sweater for my mom for Christmas. I am currently knitting a wedding present for a cousin’s wedding and it is intricately cabled. I love seeing their reactions when they find out what I have knitted them.

  • JoAnn K Delery

    i want to learn to knit socks. socks for everyone. i want a teacher that loves to teach from the heart, there are so many wonderful warm things we could make for loved ones, acquaintances, and the stranger. who knows, we might be knitting for an angel.

  • Joan Wright

    I would love to knit a Sheland Cobweb Lace Shawl for the grandchild that I’ve been promised for 4 years!! I can do FairIsle & Aran with ease & I can knit lace, but I think that using such a fine yarn would be beyond me & probably my patience.

  • Joanne Hamden Kramer

    I would have knitted my Mom and Dad matching sweaters. They have passed now so I would love to pick an elderly person in a nursing home and make him/her a sweater.

  • <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="1836832134">Lori Juhnke</fb:name>

    I would knit cozy blankets for all the dogs waiting at shelters for their ‘forever home’! They need to know that someone cares about them even if they can’t adopt them all!

  • Jannz

    I have a grandchild due in October so am knitting and crochet things to make a large 3 tiered baby cake made of afghans toys clothes. I hope to move back down to where they live in a month or so and can give it to them as a surprise in person.

  • Cathy

    I would knit luxury wraps/shawls for people who have little money for luxury. It would help keep them warm when they can’t afford the heat they need. It would show them that someone does care.

  • Carmen

    I have been making prayer shawls for my aunts and afghans for my uncles. I’m hoping to make some larger gifts for my close friends for next Christmas.
    Making gifts for others is “easy” – I find it much harder to find the time to make something for myself.

  • liz fowler

    I want to make an afghan for nmy oldest granddaughter. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I didn’t make her one when she was born. The other grandkids have theirs, but not her. So, now that she is older, I am going to get her to help me pick an afghan and the yarn colors for her ” big girl” afghan.

  • Suzy

    I would love to learn how to knit a jumper for my darling 3 yr old granddaughter. I was in the service and stationed at England; a british friend would occasionally knit a few jumpers for my daughter. The memories are so vivid and I just want to be able to create one myself.

  • Viveca

    I would love to make something for my sister and brother. We weren’t lucky enough to grow up together but my sister recently found me online (turns out we had both searched for each other several times and made near misses)
    I would make matching scarves for the three of us so we could think about each other when the weather was cold. Unfortunately my brother died several years ago but I would like to think that he would have appreciated a hand knit scarf from his big sister.

  • Linny O’Hara

    That was so beautiful it made me cry. What a blessing to have had such an awesome person in your life, who gave you such vivid and loving rememberances. You must take great comfort in knowing that her generosity and love continue in Heaven with her every prayer for you and your family.

    GOD bless you; and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful memory from your heart.

    Linny O’Hara

  • amber

    I had three years of chemo. The nicest thing at my doctors office were the knit and sewn caps for us how lost our hair. There were so many to chose from. Made it nice to change hats daily. I would make hats now for all who need.

  • Phyllis Meeks

    I would knit a Noro yarn sweater for myself. I have found that with all the time and energy that goes into knitting – unless you are a knitter you do not appreciate the item given to you. I also want to learn how to knit the helmet liners for our troops.

  • Janet Pedersen

    I would crochet a throw for my Aunt Clara. She was always crocheting “granny square” afghans. I don’t even know what she did with all of them, LOL! She died when I was 16 (39 years ago) and I still miss her. And, if I can do two :-) I’d knit a pair of slippers for Aunt Bess, who taught me how to knit, with great patience (and probably teeth grinding at my ineptitude, but she never showed it). She knitted slippers for me every winter while I was still growing, and I was always amazed how she could knit something that wasn’t just a straight line! In typing this, I realize: I need to pass on those skills to my daughter. She’s never shown an interest, but I’m going to talk her into letting me teach her.

  • Francine

    I would knit a caregiver shawl for my best friend. I would also knit knit for all the new babies that are arriving into our family this year. but most of all i would knit premie hats in memory of our Grandson.

  • Joyce Weeks

    I’m currently making a Lion Brand “Wee Jacket” for my 3-yr. old granddaughter Audrey that I’ve sized up on my own!

  • <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="812105483">Anitha Kathirvel</fb:name>

    it’s for my dad and scarf.

  • Zakiyyah

    I am going to crochet a beautiful intricate hat for my oldest sister who is going through chemo.

  • Kate A.

    I would love to make an afghan for each of my 4 sons and match each one to their personalities!

  • Marlene

    I am currently crocheting flowers. I am calling them ‘Flowers of Hope’. Each flower has a colored ribbon with a scripture verse attached to it. I am giving them to my patients to encourage them.
    I have them in a plastic bag and ask them to pick out one. They close their eyes and take one and are all surprised. They are equally surprised when they read the scripture-which always seems to be exactly what they needed. That’s what it’s all about.

  • Dawn

    If I could knit anything for each and every one of my family members, I would make them each a beautiful scarf, fitting to everyone’s personalities.

  •!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000041663570 karen

    I would love to learn to make doilies. I have crocheted afghans but have not tried the doilies yet. I would make them for both my daughters and my sisters.

  • Debbie

    My youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child and I would love to crochet them a beautiful christening blanket.

  • Martha

    I would knit something for my mom who passed away September 30, 2009. After all of my knitting projects, I never knit her anything. Maybe a pair of cashmere socks or a soft light pink cardigan. Something soft and something she wouldn’t buy for herself. I will always regret not doing that for her, especially when she got sick. I know it would have really meant the world to her.

  • Anita Seth

    To knit for some one,it will be for my husband Anuj,who always appreciate and value whenever I knit a sweater for him..

  • Wanda Elliott

    I would crochet a sweater vest pattern I downloaded recently for my only daughter. She always has loved everything I made for her. I get caught up in making too many projects for grandchildren and small projects for friends. Her birthday is in June and I wish I had started this for her a month ago. Right now I am trying to complete a baby afghan for my newest great grandaughter (my daughters grandaughter!) by Easter!! I’ll try to get her vest made for next Fall (Oct-Nov 2010). Besides, it would probably be too hot to wear around her birthday in June!!

  • Tammy B.

    If I could knit ANYthing for ANYone, I would knit a blend of Peace and Joy with inner Warmth and wrap every living creature in the world in it. I am inspired in this by viewing websites like Lion Brand and because there are some truly creative and genius people who are doing the same thing. <3 ~t

  • Susan

    I would knit something for someone to cherish, keep them warm and give them joy. The trouble is matching the project to the person.

  • Katie

    I would love to crochet my daughter’s wedding gown. She’s always loved rennaisance clothing and I made her prom dress with tatted lace overlays and would love to do her wedding gown now. However I’m in no rush for her to hurry into marriage since she just graduated from college and is interested in continuing her graduate studies. She can take her time.

  • Lydia Swan

    Hi! This is a great Q. I am currently crocheting an American flag bed-sized afghan, that I intend to give to the family of a serviceman or woman. I’d love to be able to crank these out, but the “stars” take quite a while to do.

    Also, I’d love to knit and crochet a group afghan for our minister, who is retiring in a couple of years. She has a house in Maine, where it is cold, and I think it would be wonderful to send her with a bit of all our stitching.

  • Donna Ploppert Peterson

    I wish I could crochet a nice warm sweater with pockets for my father. He was the one who taught me to crochet. He was from Germany and told me his Aunt Gussie who raised him used to crochet doilies and handkerchiefs. She had arthritis and her hands were all crippled and she crocheted like crazy.Said the crocheting helped keep her hands from hurting. I never got to meet her but have many pictures of her. And my father passed away at a young age. I am now a crochet instructor and hope he is up there watching me keep the crochet in the family going. Five of my grand daughters now know the art of crocheting.

  • Marion Hickman

    I would knit or crochet something warm for the little babies and children who not lucky enough to have a grandmother near them to do this for them.

  • Nancy Lenz

    I would love to crochet a beautiful thread bedspread and canopy to match. Then add the crocheted valances on the windows and linens on the bedside tables. I have given almost everything away that I have made and it has always been my dream to have a romantic cottage style bedroom.

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