In her latter years we lived a bit of a distance from her, but one time when we met up agreed to teach me the basics of how to crochet a square.
Whenever we were together we hit the local op-shops in the small town we grew up in. Collecting wool for the blanket project with her was always fun. I love neutral, natural colours and my Gran loved bright - it always amused her that I chose "boring" colours!
I have pretty much forgotten how to crochet since, as these squares were the only crochet I had ever done. They were a bit wonky and not many of them were actually square, but I made them, and I made them with my Gran and that made them special to me.
In recent years, I have been wanting to complete this blanket, but working on something of this scale was just beyond me. For years these squares have been sitting in a box, and following on from this post I decided it was time to complete this special to me blanket.
I called on my friend Kara to help me out and I am absolutely overwhelmed by how remarkably she brought these wonky squares together into such a cosy and beautiful blanket for me. It took her many months and rather a lot more wool and I am incredibly grateful for the hours she lovingly put in to make this blanket so special.
Every time I pull it over me on the couch I think of my Gran.
Each time I fold it up I think of my Gran.
Each time I think of my Gran I smile and think how proud she would be if she could see it finished.
Our little girl really likes this new addition to our home, but in all reality this blanket is for me.
and I LOVE it.