Thursday, January 19, 2012

Granny Goodness

 I had the privilege of working on this afghan for a friend today.  It was made by her Great Aunt many years ago.  We're not sure how long ago.  I'm wondering if the variegated yarn could help date it.

Anyway, my friend loves using it, but it is falling apart in a few (OK, more than a few) places.  It seemed like all the loose stitches were in the same round.  Odd, I thought.  What is it about those knots that made them come loose but not the other rounds?  Hmm...

I've known how to crochet since I was a kid, so I figured I'd be able to repair this.  And I did! 

Some blocks were trickier than others.  The tail of darker blue yarn below wasn't long enough to make all 3 double crochets there on the top.  It's not perfect, but I think it will stay together for a while.

 The 2nd round of yellow below required a bit of stitching with needle and thread to secure the ends.

This was the worst square.  To fix this one, I had to undo so many stitches, that the pink center fell right out!  I may have panicked slightly.

Better, but not pretty.  At least there is no more gaping hole.

I didn't get a great picture of the border.  Can you see how cool that is?  The granny squares were set on point, so the outside edge is all pointy and fun.

I'm so glad my friend's family is snuggling under this blanket again tonight!


Margaret said...

I used to have one like that when I was first married but my dog ate it. Wish I had it back. My mom made it and it would be one of the few crocheted items I received from her. She was an avid crocheter. She always had hook and thread in her hand for as long as I can remember.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a good job you made!