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The Heirloom Project

May 31, 2012

Phew… it is DONE!!!

About 2 years ago, I decided that I wanted to make a granny square blanket for my daughter. I have always cherished the very few handmade heirloom items I have and felt it was important to create something from my generation to pass down. This seems like something that it lost in today’s society especially since you can go into Target and buy something similar for $24.99. What is missing from those items is the memories for the blanket being pieced together. My daughter clearly knows that this blanket is hers and I can only hope that she will remember me working on it when she is older.

Stars aligning. Right about the time I had decided that I wanted to take on a big project, two things happened. First, I discovered a new and beautiful yarn shop just up the street from me and second, I found and purchased the Ethel pattern from Sarah London.

Deadline. And so it started. I worked on it is dribs and drabs. I brought it in the car with me. Bits and pieces of it were in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany and of course, Belgium. The project stalled and started more times that I can count and then the deadline came. My husband’s company let us know that we would need to move back to the US sometime over the summer. Great, but I needed to finish it up once and for all. I didn’t want to put myself over 3000 miles away from my beloved yarn shop, so I finally did it and it feels so good to be done!!!

The Result (and details). Because of the intensity and weight of this project, I decided to apply flowers of every other square. The trim is from Le monde de Sucrette called ole ole. I used 100% wool and the total measurements are 79″ x 48″ (200cm x 122cm).

 

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  1. May 31, 2012 5:34 pm

    It is really beautiful – worth all the time it took!

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