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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013 07:30:22 AM »

What a treasure!  And a treat to read. 

There's a culture out there (Amish?) that actually add in a mistake to their quilts because they believe that only God is perfect.  Something like that.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013 09:11:22 AM »

have you tried rubbing your hook with wax paper to help it glide better? I sometimes get squeaks when I'm crocheting too tightly and need to go up a hook size  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013 09:30:05 PM »

ALL MY FEELS!  Cry What a great legacy to your mother and grandmother!

And yes, my hooks squeak from time to time. I usually rub a little wax on them.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013 12:14:38 AM »

What a lovely afghan. And a wonderful story about generations of crafters.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013 01:10:49 AM »

the blanket is soooo gorgeous in its own right but the story just makes it such a precious treasure. a lovely heirloom to pass down through future generations, whom could perhaps add their own piece to the puzzle
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013 04:18:19 PM »

what a fabulous, beautiful piece of family history! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013 10:18:11 PM »

This rocks so much. What a heartbreakingly beautiful story behind this afghan. The pattern itself is very pretty. Did you learn to crochet from your mother and she from hers?

And don't worry, you're not alone in the yarn squeaking, lol. I've never tried to remedy it, but alaura_borealis's idea of using wax sounds like a good try.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013 12:48:42 AM »

Kudos for finishing it! It looks fantastic and I think it's a beautiful nostalgic piece. Both your mom and grandmother would be super proud!

*When my hook starts squeaking I wash my hands and hook with some soap and water and that normally helps for a little while*
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013 07:18:54 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments, and the advice about squeaky hooks.  I'm kinda' glad it isn't just me. Smiley

Woodlyn -- I'm sure my Mom learned from her Mom.  But I've always been a little too independent.  I wouldn't have listened while I was a teenager.  (Unfortunately, one of my daughters is taking after me.)  I actually taught myself as an adult, out of a book I inherited from my husband's Grandmother.  Come to think of it, all four grandmas (mine and his) were big crocheters.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2013 03:07:37 PM »

This is just amazing. The store is so lovely and the blanket in and of itself is just beautiful. I'm sure that this is one of those heirloom pieces that will stay in the family for generations.

I'm so glad someone asked about that squeaking too! It is awful. I get that every now and again. I always thought it was because my loops were too tight, but I'm going to have to try the soap and water suggestion.
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