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« on: March 27, 2008 06:36:57 AM »

My grandmother used to knit a lot, I remember seing her often with needles and yarn, knitting stuff for her numerous grandchildren.
Then she got Parkinsons desease and gradually could not do a lot of the things she used to. But she wanted to keep doing something. The lady who takes care of her showed her how to crochet granny squares and she started to make baby blankies for her great-grandchildren. Always the same colours, same design. She gave us one when my frist daughter was born, and I loved using it because I was never afraid the babies couldnt breathe if they were under the blankie. My second daughter still sleeps every night with it.

Now my grandmothers sickness has gotten worse and she says she cant crochet any more. A few months ago she gave me a little bag with the last 2 squares she had made and the leftover yarn. I was happy to have it, knew Id have to make something special with it although I wasnt too sure what.

Then last month my niece Lucie was born. They live far away on a sunny island (yeah, lucky them !) and are here this month to visit. Suddenly I realised she needed a little blankie, which would be the perfect use for those 2 leftover squares. I didnt take the time to plan ahead and just crocheted away. If I did I would have thought of something prettier but oh well..

I hope it will look less crooked after I block it.

I really enjoyed making it anyway, I see a lot of granny-squarish projects in the near future... :-P

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 07:00:25 AM »

i'm sorry to hear that about your grandmother but what a nice way to use the squares and yarn!

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 07:03:02 AM »

that is really a sweet story.
the blanket turned out beautiful and I think it will be a touching keepsake of the craft your grandma started and you will carry on
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 08:03:57 AM »

You know, I think your design is really pretty.  It's certainly unique.  I'm sure she'll love it.

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 10:19:58 AM »

I think its fabulous. Im sorry to hear about your grand.

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 12:27:42 PM »

Thanks to all for your nice comments. Can't wait to give the blankie to my niece on sunday. And I hope my grandma gets to see it before they leave .. or otherwise I'll bring her a photo next time I visit her.. :-)


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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 04:18:12 AM »

That's beautiful and very thoughtful.

My mother-in-law passed away from cancer in 1996.  She had always been a knitter, but during her chemo treatments, she took along her knitting yarn remnants and made granny squares.  She had several of them made, but never joined them.  I've held on to the squares all this time, and just a month or so ago, I made another row around each one with white and joined them together.  There aren't enough for a full-size afghan, so I am doing what you did -- rows around the outside.  It is turning out very well, and I intend to give it to my daughter (her only granddaughter) once it's complete.
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