THE RETA THROW - Intarsia Multicolored Check
Named after my lovely great grandmother Reta who lived until 91 years old. She was a beautiful soul who would make sure to bring gifts for the other kids when it was someone's birthday to make everyone feel just as special.
She knit SO many things for just about everyone. She taught my grandmother (on my father's side) how to knit and crochet in a weekend. She was on my mother's side. Not too long ago I heard my dad's sister tell me how she still has the baby blankets Reta made her boys (my cousin's) laid out on the foot of their beds. It warmed my heart like no story had before.
As a sophomore in art school I found my happy place in the fibers dept. Shortly after becoming obsessed with all things fiber I was gifted all of her knitting supplies which changed my whole life. I opened her bags and could smell her old cape cottage. I could feel her with me.
This lap blanket is as just colorful as Reta was.
100% Peruvian Wool