My Mom's Crocheted Granny Blanket ♪母のかぎ針モチーフ編みのブランケット♪


My mom was visiting us from Japan over the past several weeks.  She left for Japan recently, and we already miss her very much.

この冬は日本から私の母がこちらに遊びに来ていました。つい先日、母は帰国してしまったので今は家族で寂しがっている毎日です。


While my mom was here, she continuously played cards with our girls night and day (our girls love playing cards with their grandma!), she slept a lot, ate a lot, laughed a lot, and spent lots of quality time with us, and...

カリフォルニアの我が家に滞在中、母は孫娘たち(我が家の娘達二人)にせがまれて延々とトランプ遊びをして、よく寝て、よく食べて、よく笑って、皆で楽しい時間をたくさん過ごすことができました。それ以外にも母は・・・。



She crocheted!

せっせとかぎ針編みをして過ごしました。



I call my mom a "crochet machine" simply because her crocheting speed is amazingly fast!  

When our oldest girl asked her grandma if she can crochet a new granny blanket using our girl's favorite colored yarns, we were not sure if that was all possible, considering that there were less than three weeks left until my mom's departure date.

私の母の別名は「かぎ針編みマシーン」なのです。←私が命名しました^^;

というのも、かぎ針編みで編み物をするスピードが人間業でないほど(笑)速いのです。我が家の長女がオバンビ(←私の母のニックネーム)に手編みのモチーフ編みのブランケットをリクエストしたときも、母の滞在期間が残り3週間弱しかないことを考えると時間的には間に合わないからそれは諦めたほうがいいよ?と娘に言って聞かせました。





Yet my mom tackled one granny square at a time, and the size of the blanket grew each day...

しかし母はその日からかぎ針編みのモチーフを編み続け・・・。



And it kept on growing...

ブランケットは日に日に大きくなっていきました。


Until she crocheted a total of 270 squares of granny squares (in less than three weeks!) Wow!

最終的には270枚(!)のモチーフを2週間ちょっとの期間で編んで、つないで、長女のリクエスト通りのブランケットが出来上がりました。



Again, per request of my daughter, my mom added this yellow scallop edging around the entire blanket to finish the project.

全体の毛糸の色選びと同様に、最後のふち編みの色(黄色)も長女が選びました。


And here's the final result! My fourteen-year-old daughter can't be happier with how her blanket turned out. Thank you so much, mom, for your super speedy crochet blanket made with lots of love and care!!

Although this granny blanket was made super quick, I know that it will be treasured by my girl for many many years to come...!

長女はオバンビに編んでもらったブランケットを早速大喜びで使っています。このブランケット、母の手により速攻で出来上がりましたが、きっと長女は一生お祖母ちゃんの手編みのブランケットを大切に使うことでしょう・・・。 

ありがとう、オバンビ!やはりあなたは「かぎ針編みマシーン」でしたね!笑。

***Love, Amy***

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7 comments:

Hiromi said...

お母様、すごいですね!2週間ちょっとでこの大作を完成させるというのは信じがたいです!そして、娘さんのカラーセンスもいい!この配色とランダムな色の配置、とても好きです。愛情たっぷりのブランケットですね。

miaismine said...

I absolutely love your story about this beautiful afghan of love. As a grandmother, I can appreciate your mother's heart. What a wonderful woman! What a fine example she is to your family-to me as a grandma!

Amy Morinaka said...

Thank you ladies for your kind words♪♪♪

@Hiromi-ありがとうございます。ちなみにうちの母はかぎ針編みだけでなく、料理や、運転も、スピードが速くて時々怖いです・・・^^;

@miaismine- Thank you so much! Your comment will definitely make my mom very happy! Grandma + handmade granny blanket = perfect memory gift for grandchild. Hope you have lots of precious moments with your grand kids in 2014!

pratima said...

What a treasure for your little girl, warm and cute with lots of love. That is one special present from her grandmother. It reminds me of spring with cheerful colors and a very sunshiny yellow trim. Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story of your mom's stay.

Amy Morinaka said...

Thank you, pratima, for your warm words of love as always! My girl is totally in love with this handmade granny blanket made by her granny. It really shows how special handmade gifts can be for kids, grown-ups, and for everyone ;D

Hope your week is filled with lots of happy stitching time... xoxo, Amy

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

It's gorgeous, what a wonderful gift! <3

Amy Morinaka said...

Thanks so much Nicole! Handmade gifts are treasures, especially when it's made by grandma for her grand kids!

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