Grandma’s Stash and WIPs
I was going though one of the boxes that has my Grandmothers yarn and found a bunch of unfinished items. Mainly squares and motifs, but also 3 WIP blankets no longer attached to the skein of yarn and some kind of thread project. One piece looks like it could be angel wings. There is also a stiffened and crumpled thread crocheted snowflake that looks like it was at one time attached to something, as evidence of some hot glue still stuck on the back. Some of these I’m sure I could probably do something with, but some should most likely be frogged, but my mind balks at the idea of frogging something that she made.
The ripple blanket that she started is at a point where I could just weave in the ends and wear it as a shoulder wrap. Another blanket, I know from the look and the colors, gray and black, that it was going to be a train, but I’m not sure if the pattern for it is in the box yet and I know that I don’t have the right yarn for it. I could guess that it was probably Red Heart SuperSaver, but with dye lots, and the fact that even though Red Heart SS is still a stiff and rough yarn, it’s not as stiff and rough as it was a good 10-20yrs ago. She had made one of these Train blankets many years ago for my mom in the same colors. There is also what looks to be a simple single crochet blanket started, but the stitches are very uneven and inconsistent, the edges are wavy too. I have a feeling that one was started late in her life with the arthritis and Alzheimer’s affecting her. It’s such a pretty blue variegated yarn too, although its a very rough/scratchy acrylic yarn.
I came across some more of her hooks, a tiny box of split ring stitch markers, and her ruler too.
This box I was going through has a lot of white and light golden yellow-cream-tan-ish yarn. This is the box with all of the pattern pamphlets/booklets/books and a couple of hard cover pattern books in it too. I want to find a home for the yarn before I go though the patterns though.