Wednesday, January 16, 2013

90 years

I've got mittens on my needles, but first...

My grandmother knitting

My grandmother (my moms mother) is 90 years today!

My grandmother knitting

And I guess she has been knitting for at least 85 of those years.

Great grandma is 90 years today!

These photos were taken last summer and since then she has become more and more forgetfull, so she doesn't knit anymore...
She has trouble remembering who we are, but my mom has taken the kids and visited her often, so she has been able to remember them until recently. But I don't think she would know who we are now and that's sad...

Squares knitted by my grandmother

At the end my mom had to cast on and bind off her knitting. But she managed to knit up the yarn mom bought her into squares. There is several layers here, so I hope I will have enough to make at least two blankets.

Komi mittens for me

Now for my wip. I casted on a pair of komi mittens the other day. I ws a bit worried I would run out of yarn, but so far it looks like I have enough.Hopefully I'll have a pair of new mittens before the weekend :)

The sun is back :)

And the sun is back! SO looking forward to sunny days again :)

27 comments:

  1. Great-grandma has knit up some lovely squares. I'd love to see some pictures of the blanket (s) assembled :)

    Your mittens are gorgeous too. Is that an alpaca fiber? Looks like my Frog Tree alpaca. I love the colours you chose. Inspired by the sunrise?

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    1. Ofcourse there will be pictures! Just have to find the time and courage to sew them together first ;)
      It's not alpaca. It's wool - hifa 2 and pt2 - norwegian brands.

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  2. Så koselig bilde av oldemor og ungene! Så fint å kunne ha et teppe som hun har vært med på å lage.
    Fint bilde av sola på fjellene. Ja, nå går det mot lysere tider- det er godt for kropp og sjel! :-)

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  3. happy birthday to your grandmother! I love the squares and I do hope you get two blankets!! Your mittens are intricate and pretty.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Grandmother I hope she has a lovely day. Lovely family pictures and gorgeous squares. I am so impressed with the mittens. I'd panick if faced with such an intricate pattern. Enjoy the sun.
    Ali x

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  5. Wishing your grandmother a very happy birthday, and that in spite of the memory loss she will be able to enjoy her day. What a special blanket that will be when you sew up those squares! Gorgeous mittens on your needles, and the picture of the sun making an appearance is so, so pretty.

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  6. Happy birthday to your Gran! My lovely Gran went the same way, she made it to 97, but didn't know any of us by the end. The squares are lovely, and those mittens--those mittens are gorgeous!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your Grandmother - what a gift that your kids have met her and know her, even if she does not know them outwardly, the heart always knows.
    The mittens are beautiful!!

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  8. happy birthday to your grandma. i surely miss my mine. <3
    and what a great idea sewing all her squares into a couple blankets, what a great thing.
    your mittens are stunning! wow, such awesome work.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your gran! It's so special that you have all those knitted squares from her. It will be really beautiful to use them in a blanket. I'm such a sap, but I love the idea of this cross-generational heirloom.

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  10. Those squares will make wonderful blankets....and your mittens look awesome...yeah for the sun!

    Happy Birthday to your Grandmother...

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  11. It's so lovely to see photos of your grandmother still knitting. I hope she got a kick out of seeing herself on your post!

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  12. Gratulerer med jubilanten! Og gratulerer med sola tilbake!

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  13. For en flott historie. De teppene du får laget av de rutene vil bli helt spesielle tenker jeg. Gratulerer med mormoren din!

    Og vottene var nydelige, fantastiske farger.

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  14. How beautiful, your grandmother with your children. She looks so happy! My grandma went simliarly, wouldn't've remembered us in those last days, but still, there are many happy memories to hold on to.

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  15. What a sweet grandmother. I hope you are able to get the blankets made from the squares. Love the mittnes, but even more, love the view!!

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  16. Do you use kitchener stitch at the tops of your mittens? If so, about how many stitches do you finish with?

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    1. I do. In this pattern I had 4 on each needle (16 total).

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  17. Your mitts look lovely! And wow, your Grandma sounds like a great knitter, sad that she can't knit anymore :(

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  18. happy birthday, such sweet photos. love your mittens, it's lovely knitting runs in your family.

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  19. Happy Birthday to your grandma! I love all those squares!

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  20. The squares will make a lovely blanket - all the more precious for you, as you'll have a wonderful reminder of your Grandmother! It will become an heirloom piece, no doubt!

    I'm sure she'd be proud that you are carrying on the tradition of knitting!

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  21. What a great celebration of your Grandmother! what beautiful hands she has!
    And I read your back posts holding my breath--hope the water holds out!
    Nice beginning of the year, and gorgeous pictures (of "spark" on the lake, and new year's sun).
    Godt Nytt År!

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  22. What a sweet post. My grandmother is turning 90 this April. She crocheted for several years; we have many of her blankets. She no longer crochets and when she sees me knitting she comments on how I could ever do that. I hope you are able to make some wonderful blankets with her blocks.

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  23. What a beautiful tie through the generations, from your grandmother through to you--what blessing! My grandma taught me to crochet and I picked up knitting along the way. Happy belated birthday to your grandmother and sweet joy to you in your remembrances and continued interactions as she moves through this part of her journey.

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  24. Those squares are wonderful. I'm happy that you and the family have those from her to make into blankets. Getting older can be a rough journey. She looks great despite the loss of her memory.

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