My friends Matt and Lisa recently announced the upcoming birth of their baby girl in October. They are beautiful souls and have long anticipated this blessed event, and I knew I wanted to give them something special as a gift. I asked Lisa what colors she had chosen for the baby’s room, and she told me, “All colors!”, and showed me a fun picture of a multi-colored elephant. I was thrilled! I immediately thought to make a blanket with the colors of the chakras! How perfect!
I had not crocheted in some time, so I decided to practice first. I bought some chakra colored yarn from Michael’s and made the practice blanket. It turned out pretty well, but I wanted something very special for them, and searched until I saw something that would fit. I purchased 9 colors of beautiful 100% cotton yarn from Turkey at an actual yarn shop and started the journey to make this beautiful little baby a blanket. Once I finished, someone suggested making a hat to match, so the gift included a little baby hat too!
I showed the picture that I took of the blanket to my friend Erin, who immediately said, “I want a chakra colored hat!” So I decided to make her one, too! It was a sweet experience to spend time making something with love for wonderful friends who give so much to everyone they know.
Kathy, a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, has been meditating and practicing yoga since her teen years. To view her online art gallery, click here.