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Stitching through grief

My grandmother passed away in  February. She was a brilliant and strong woman. When I was younger I always had hand knitted mittens and socks from both of my grandmothers and they were a great inspiration for me as a knitter.

The night she died we knew it was coming. I was too restless to work on my knitting so I picked up a crochet hook and started crocheting a classic granny square. I had never made one before but I knew how to do it so the square came pretty easily. As I sat there crocheting one square after the other I decided that I would put up a yarnstorm in the memory of my loving grandmother. And so I did.

Öldustígur

My grandmother lived in this house since the middle of last century. This is where she raised her children and had her most joyful and hardest times. In her loving memory, I left these granny squares on her fence.

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  1. Samhryggist þér.
    Finnst þetta yndisleg mynd og ótrúlega falleg leið til að heiðra minningu ömmu sinnar.

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  2. Just reading this today. My sincere condolences on the loss of your grandmother. I just lost my grandfather in June and it is a pain difficult to bear. It is so nice that you were able to honour her in this way through your stitches.

    - J

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