Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Saving grandma's blanket


Tilda yarn from left: 071- Denim, 005 - Cream, 033 - Light yellow, 042 - Light cerise, 046 - Dark red.
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When visiting my step fathers home and browsing around his wonderful attic filled with treasures I found this blanket. I spotted it from a distance, thrown over an old push chair for dolls. And I saved it from spending more years in neglection, explaining firmly that THIS is a real treasure. THIS is a heirloom. THIS is art. THIS is beautiful. And HOW can this fantastic granny throw just be thrown up in a dusty attic and not be loved, cherished and looked at every day? THIS was made by my Granny Eivor some decades ago - it is a piece of history. In perfect condition. Made from cotton, carefully weaved in ends, no holes, no ends showing ANYWHERE. Simple and beautiful. Very classic and Swedish in the color theme.

After going on about this for about 10 minutes, my step father promised to take care of it.  Carefully wash it, air dry it and put it to use. To look at it and love it. Every day forever. I saved it. I saved one of Eivor's crochet granny throws.

She was an amazing woman, Eivor. Just see this crochet throw she made for me, and this somewhat beat up granny throw made from wool is not to bad either. Thank you for this Eivor. You are an inspiration. You are still present in these beautiful creations around us, even though it was many many years ago you left earth.

I decided to replicate her square, using colours from my Tilda yarn. I found the perfect colors, don't you think?  Available in my Yarn Shop if you would like to make Eivor's blanket yourself.

Kärlek
Annette

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37 comments :

  1. Your grandmothers blanket is a real treasure. Yours will be beautiful too. Love those bright colors you pick.

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  2. That's really nice that you got the blanket .. I love all the bright pretty color.. with love Janice

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  3. It's very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

    Kind regards, Jolien ( from crochetbyjolien.blogspot.com )

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  4. That is a lovely blanket and wonderful yarn. I have a question: I am making my very first granny square blanket at the moment, have almost 100 squares but am looking for ways to put them together. How did you put these squares together? It looks very neat, did you sew them together or did you use a crochet stitch? Would much appreciate your help, thank you in advance.

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  5. Wunderschön! Awesome! When did you make all those grannys???
    Love the colours!
    Pami

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  6. Ha, ha, ha :-) Got it wrong... Your grandma made this lovely blanket & you gonne make a new one!
    now i understand! :-)
    pami

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  7. This truly is the most beautiful blanket xx

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  8. They are all very beautiful. I wish I had the patience to crochet something like that...

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  9. the granny blanket is really pretty and looks good now. Glad that you took intiative to restore it. nice colours.

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  10. simple and gorgeous blanket!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  11. My grasdnma also Knitting, She taugth me to crochet; in my parent´s house are works she did!!! I love it.
    Your grandma´s blanket is really a treasure!

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  12. Beautiful!
    Cath Kidston, eat your heart out ;-)

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  13. She sounds like a great woman, such an inspiration and talented too, I think she passed that all down to you.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Annette this is indeed something to be treasured. I have been attaching labels to everything I make with my name and the date on in the hope that something might survive after I have long gone and my grandchildren/great grandchildren will have their memories of me. Your treasures are amazing and what a special person to have in your family. A lovely post as always Annette, you always bring something special to your blog which is why I love it so much.
    Lots of love as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. That is such a treasure and deserves to be used and loved. I remember a granny square blanket that my grandma made when I was a kid and sadly it is lost and gone.

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  16. Det var et alldeles nydelig hekleteppe! Helt skjønne farger!

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  17. It's so pretty. Do you know how old it might be? Your replica looks perfect!

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  18. SO glad you found it, and saved it! I love to save them from thrifts!!!
    Love!!
    xo Kris

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  19. A friend said to me that everybody has two deaths. The first is when someone passes away but the second is when everyone forgets them. Well, you are doing so much to make sure that second part is a long time away. I love the blankets and your post. I hope one day someone loves my creations so much that want to emulate one or two.

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  20. A friend said to me that everybody has two deaths . The one when you pass away and the one where everyone who knew you passes on and you are in no ones memory anymore. Well, you have done so much to stop that happening. A true tribute to someone special

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  21. Well done on your Save The Granny Blanket Campaign..... Wonder how many others there are to save! :) x

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  22. I think keeping items made by our ancestors s wonderful, the blanket is so warm and inviting. It's beautiful, your 'matches' are great.
    I've just made my first heart from your tutorial mor on they way thank you so much.:0)

    Peg xx

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  23. Indeed, it's a very beautiful blanket - far too precious to be in a loft!
    Your square is so pretty :-)

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  24. What a beautiful heirloom. I always think it is so lovely to have things in your house that your family have made or bought. The blanket is so beautiful and I think it is great that you want to try and make one like that. My granny too was also amazing at crochet and made the most amazing bedspreads. Unfortunately my hamster ate mine when I was young, but I still have one of her blankets that we use every day and it is so very special to me. xoxo

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  25. How sweet :-) You're a crochet champion, defender of the crafty, able to leap tall piles of yarn in a single bound... you get the picture.
    I love your grandma's blanket; so bright and pretty. And the colors you've chosen are spot on.
    Blessings :-)

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  26. What a wonderful find and I'm so glad it's been rescued from the attic. x

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  27. Such a beautiful ode to your grandmother Annette. The blanket you show us is a beauty and the one she made for you is very pretty as well!

    Isn't it fun sharing your love of crafts with old and young :-)

    Happy day!

    Madelief x

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  28. A beautiful treasure! gorgeous colours I know you will look after it :)

    Bee happy x

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  29. It's a beautiful blanket: so wonderful that you rescued it. It's so nice to have things like that around because we know the thoughts that go into things when we make them. Your grandmother sounds very much like mine:)

    Jenn @ JennsCraftyWorld

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  30. Crocheting is so therapeutic!!! I love the blanket.

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  31. Min mormor har en hel garderob full av min mammas farmors (mormors svärmor..)virkade dukar. Löpare, stora dukar, små dukar för fönsterbrädor m m. Varje gång jag är hos mormor frågar hon om jag vill ha nåt och jag nekar.

    Om du hade en garderob full av virkade dukar i olika former och storlekar, vad hade du gjort med dom? Jag har funderat på att ta ihop dom och göra exv överkast eller nåt..

    99% av allt är beige, gräddfärgat eller åt det hållet....

    Jag har ingen aaaning om vad göra med det. Slänga bär mig emot.

    Ha en bra dag!

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  32. Hej. Undrar om tildagarnet passar till koftor o tröjor. Har du provat?

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    1. Hej
      Jag har själv inte gjort någon kofta eller tröja med Tilda men jag vet att Svarta Fåret som producerar garnet har en uppsjö av monster på allt från scarves till tröjor, filtar, amiguramis, koftar osv. Garnet är ju rätt så fint så för ett tunnare plagg är det nog perfekt. Inte rätta sorten för en gosig ylletröja men säkert perfekt för en babykofta t ex. Många använder Tilda att sticka med. Kolla in Svarta Fårets hemsida och se vad dom har där som förslag på kreationer.

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      Annette

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  33. Hej Annette!
    Jag blir alldeles salig över all härlig inspiration jag hittar inne hos dig :) Kreativt färgstarkt och mycket personligt, sen gillar du ju mitt favoritgarn Tilda :) kan inte bli bättre.
    Annika

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Kärlek
Annette

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