Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Grandma Pillow

I Love this pillow! I used to hate it because it's one of those bean bag stuffed pillows so it moves all over on you, sliding out from where you want it, and the bright teal was just a bit off from the other blues in the house. But this project has a back story. I will try to be brief :  I don't ever remember seeing my materal grandmother Sarah knit but apparently she did because I was given her supplies when she passed away. I do however remember seeing my paternal grandmother Lucy (Labordria) with yarn, but I don't recall if it was knitting or crocheting.  She made all us grandchildren afghans before she passed and it was always the same stitch, netting like open boxes.  So I found in Grandma Sarah's stuff a project still on the neddles (and later the pattern from like '52) of the shell top she was making in the feather and fan stitch.  I didn't want to finish making the top, so I decided to make a pillow cover instead and soon after that decision I realized the other side of the cover should be in Grandma Lucy's stitch. So then I had to try & track down her stitch, asking my aunts if they by any chance knew what it was, and they said she had made it up.  Of course she did.  Finally after hours of research I narrowed it down and decided I had gotten as close as I was going to get, and it was crochet.  I finished off the feather and fan my Grandma Sarah had on her needles with the same amount of rows of ribbing she started with, and then bound off.  Once I had the square of netting done, I then crocheted the seams together.  The yarn is Red Heart, but I don't know why my pics are coming out red, but it is a bright pink, and I love the color combo with the teal.
Now I can hug & squeeze them when I miss them.






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