visiting Grandma & cobble gets ripped back a way…

I’m joining up with Ginny on her “yarn along“. I love to knit and love to read – but since I haven’t figured out how to do both at the same time – I also love Audible. I’ve been listening to the Earth Children series, I’m on The Mammoth Hunters. I’ve read and listened to these in the past, but I am enjoying them again.

I was visiting my Grandma Crain this last weekend, and thought I would show you that I came by my love of fiber crafts naturally. Here’s a picture of my 99 year old Grandma as she sorts through some little balls of yarn, deciding which ones she wants to use together for some granny squares.

She put the balls she had sorted for each square into little (re-used and re-used) ziplock bags. She pulled together yarn for  five or six squares that she will work on next. She is finishing the last strip of squares for a small baby afghan.

As long as I can remember, if Grandma was sitting down, she was working on something ~ embroidery, crocheting, or quilting. I’m thankful for the heritage and skills that have been passed down to me.


I had had taken along a couple WIPs that have been hibernating for a while. I guess that it is kinda good that I have all my stash packed for moving and it’s easier to get to my WIPs, I’ve actually gotten one WIP finished.

I pulled out Cobble to work on and as I was reading back through the pattern to find my place, I realized I had made a mistake. Cobble is a triangular shawl and the cable crosses should mirror each other on each side of the back center. Well, I was doing the cross the same way on both sides.

All the crossed stitches on the left side should be reversed. I showed it to my Grandma, she said no one would notice – but I would and it would always bother me. So it got ripped back to the first cross.

And now I’m starting from there again…

So what are you knitting / crocheting / spinning / reading / listening to?

Check out some others at the ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis


8 thoughts on “visiting Grandma & cobble gets ripped back a way…

  1. wow. what a gift to still have your grandma around. makes me miss my wonderful grandmas. isn’t it funny how the mess up in the shawl would make you crazy, but really no one would notice it. the color of the yarn is lovely, and the pattern is great.

  2. Aren’t grandmothers fantastic? I’m so grateful for the skills my grandmother passed to me.
    I probably would have frogged the shawl too, it would always bother me! I did a fair bit of frogging this week myself.

  3. I still hope I’m breathing at 99..LOL It is wonderful to have her..i think her glad bag storage system is the best..(cuz I do it too..) hey it’s cheap!

  4. Love the pictures of your grandma! That’s so like the way my Mom was with all those oddments of yarn 🙂

    Cobble looked/looks stunning. I’d never have noticed those errors, but if I see an error I RIP. Otherwise they’ll always bother you!

  5. Wow!! My Grandma was a crocheter too!! Every day she would sit on the porch in her rocking chair and crochet with her cotton thread and I would watch and pester her. You are very blessed to still have her. I would have ripped it too but its still very brave of you.

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