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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.


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.

2 responses »

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

  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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