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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2013 03:48:05 PM »

Thanks everyone!

LadybugsandBumblebees -- No, she wasn't Amish.  But I love the sentiment.

Let me ask you other crocheters a question.  Does anybody else ever have the problem of a squeaking noise when their yarn moves up and down the hook?  (Probably a lot of blank stares at that.)  I think it might be because I use acrylic yarn (I saw you shudder) on an aluminum hook, but I'm trying to use up my stash.  Anybody know why it happens, or better yet, how to fix it?  It's almost like fingernails on a chalkboard.

First, this is a really lovely blanket attached to some just beautiful family history. I learned to crochet from my grandmother, and I hope I can honor her the same way you and your mom did when she does pass. I love that the square was a off a stitch, and you found, in your grandma's possible mistake, a lot of love and a chance to have this fantastic memory.

On the question: Some acrylics can squeak on aluminum hooks. I've found stitching to a plastic or wooden hook takes care of the squeak, but other than that, I don't know. I am rather fond of acrylic because it lasts through just about everything and is easy to care for, so I work with it a lot for hats and stuff.

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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2013 05:54:02 PM »

It's gorgeous and the story is simply wonderful.

ETA: The acrylic yarn and squeaking. Yarn nearly ALWAYS talks to me on my hook or needles, unless I create a huge open pattern.
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013 01:30:40 PM »

I'm in love! Swoon!

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2013 05:46:15 PM »

Such a beautiful blanket And such a moving story behind it. Amazing, and thought-provoking.

« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2013 06:59:53 PM »

Oh God....Your post got me all soggy eyed and wishing I wasn't so far from my mom and grandmas so I could squeeze them to bits. 

My sadsack emotions aside, I absolutely love your afghan!  It's beautiful and so charming.  I always like a project with history!  I would hit This Rocks 100 times if I were able!
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013 10:02:09 AM »

Gorgeous afghan and a lovely story. How special that all three of you got to work on it!

« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2013 02:59:36 PM »

I love this. Is it possible to get the pattern?  Smiley
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2013 02:50:46 AM »

What a beautiful blanket, and a lovely way to remember your Grandma and Mom.

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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2013 09:14:16 AM »

Thanks so much everybody!  And I'm surprised that the squeaking is so common.

MabelPatricia -- I'll see what I can do about a pattern, but no promises.  I did look around at ravelry, but none of the ones I found are exactly like my grandma's. 

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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2013 12:29:04 PM »

What a precious heirloom this is. One to treasure forever. Its really beautiful.
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