I love my Grammy. Grammy is awesome. Those of you that have met her know how cool she is. Others of you might get an understanding of how neat Gram is by reading here. Especially if you’ve been reading a while, you have read some stories. I told some of you the reaction Gram had when I got my last tattoo (the one that honored my girls). Gram loved the tattoo and talked about how it was way better than getting jewelry to honor their births. I’d always have the tattoo and the story of it with me. The girls will always be able to see a reminder of them on me.
Sweet, I know. It was good to see that she “got it”. At 93, you never know what the reaction is especially since her generation of women didn’t do this. Her reaction almost made me cry it was so perfect.
Now, for those that don’t know, my whole family is getting honored on my arms. I figured with a response like that, Gram had to be next. She was the one that taught me to knit and crochet. Since Gram’s strokes, crocheting is the main thing she is able to do in her leisure time. And boy does she ever turn out afghans! I couldn’t think of any way better to honor Gram than to have her name on a crochet hook.
But there is more to it than that. This tattoo has been in the works for well over a month so I’d have all the pieces to take in to <a href=”http://www.sanctuarytattoo.com/jen/index.html”>Jennifer</a>. I asked Gram to make me the little granny square (Granny squares are my favorite but it’s also fitting since it’s a Granny square). She had given me the needles at one point last year. They are the needles that her dad made for her when she was a little girl.
The hook was the one thing I didn’t have until just this past Monday (One day before I was getting tatooed). I was sitting with Gram and noticed she was working with a different hook than normal. I always saw her working with this gold colored hook so the new green one really stood out. When I asked about the change, Gram’s reply was the hook had worn down too much and it was no longer good to crochet with. I asked to have it and my set was complete.
Yes, the ball of yarn changed color. I wanted to work in with the rest of the tattoos forthcoming so I changed it. I’m thrilled with it. I’ll have to take a picture once the redness and swelling go down, and have another person do it. The only one up right now is me myself and I so it’s not easy taking a photo of your inner right arm.