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MissJessica
« on: January 11, 2011 08:43:31 AM »

I made this afghan for my mom for Christmas. About 75% of the yarn came from my grandma's stash. My grandma died in 2001, and when I told my mom I used her mom's yarn, she got very weepy (in a good way).



The yarn scraps included a lot of yellowish colors, (hence the title of my post). These might not have been my first choices in a blanket, but my mom loved it!



I used a variation of the Country Ripple pattern I found in a book from Hobby Lobby.
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Ms. Neeners
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011 08:53:49 AM »

Very pretty, and I love that you brought your grandmother into it by using her yarn  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011 08:55:22 AM »

That's really sweet using your grandmother's yarn to make something for your mom. I did something similar with a couple of unfinished embroideries for my mother in law once.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011 09:42:43 AM »

Wow, I love this! You've made it look like modern art!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011 09:54:51 AM »

I think it's beautiful and cheery! I also love that you used your grandmother's yarn. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011 02:48:01 PM »

This is great..totally 1970's retro.  I could see this on the set of the (original) Bob Newhart show, or in Mary Richards' apartment on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, both of which are about 12 years before your time........  ahhhhhh memories....

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MissJessica
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011 02:57:15 PM »

Thanks all! The Bob Newhart comment made me laugh. And yes, using up my grandma's yarn feels really powerful, somehow.
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SusanSummerland
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011 03:14:28 PM »

Very nice. Love that you used your grandma's yarn and gave the afghan to your mom. I bet it is really meaningful to her Smiley
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HeatherWeavie
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011 04:47:54 PM »

this is such a great idea. i might have to do this for my grandpa with my grandma's yarn stash
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011 10:01:08 AM »

Very beautiful blanket!  For more than one reason!  I love the ripple pattern, and working on my second project right now using it.  And I love the colors you used.  But the fact that it was your grandma's yarn makes it the most beautiful blanket out there! 
My maternal granny passed in 2005 when I was pregnant, with that great granddaughter she wanted (took me 9 years to get preg.)  My dad had saved some of her stuff and I found a blanket she started with the yarn.  It was a stitch/pattern I had never used, so I had to rip out a few stitches to understand it.  I finished it and gave it to my daughter who still uses it.   Smiley

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