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Labor of Love

I was never very crafty growing up! I wasn’t good at it, didn’t have ideas, and just honestly didn’t have the time for it. I am a people person and much preferred being with people.

But that all started to change when I found out I was pregnant. We had been trying for years & I was beyond thrilled God had blessed us with this precious new life. I wanted to be the perfect Mom (as if there is such a thing). When I had nannied the Mom made each of her children a blanket. I thought that was such a neat idea – what a special keepsake and physical token of her love. So I decided I was going to make a blanket for our baby too!

I took a knitting class at a local park district and picked up the basics, making myself & my husband a basic hat along the way. I picked out a pattern & yarn at Michael’s (although I now think Joann’s has a better selection). I began knitting.

As anything in life, it took time and patience. I had to redo parts, my fingers go sore, and it took a long time. But I was so pleased with the result & my son treasures it to this day!

Over the years I’ve gotten better at knitting. I am faster, more accurate, and can do more complex patterns.

I am glad I put in the time to learn to knit. There is something so satisfying about making something with your own two hands! And I love that I have tangible objects to give to my children to show them how much I love them.


About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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