family week: vintage craft
In the last couple of months, I've been sharing my vintage craft supplies and projects. Some of the items are things that I've found or purchased, and others have come from family members. What could be more perfect during Family Week then, than to show you something that my great grandmother made?!
This granny square blanket has been hanging on the back of a chair in my grandparents' living room for as long as I can remember. My grandma didn't crochet, so I always knew that it wasn't she who had made it. Only recently did I learn that it was my great grandma, whom I am named after.
There is a real quality to this blanket. It is well-made, and the yarn is just fuzzy enough. The colors are fantastic, and may inspire some color palettes for my own work. The total size is 13 squares by 9 squares, so it isn't very large, but just right for on your lap.
I don't know exactly when it was made, but grandma Mollie passed away in 1963, and I'm guessing that it was made quite a few years prior to that. Most likely in the late 40s. There are many items that have been passed onto me because of our shared name, but the hand-crafted ones are the most meaningful.
It is now hanging on the back of a chair in our living room. Just as it should.