Thanks for your lovely thoughts on my granddad's passing. I felt very touched and it's nice to know you are thinking about me and my family! This blog post will be rather short as life is pretty busy at the moment... The funeral will be next week.
|My Granddad on his 100th birthday|
I was going to talk about the new blanket I am making but the weather is soo off, I couldn't take decent pictures. So you will get to see the new blanket next week. Fingers crossed for better weather.
I hope you won't mind that I will talk about my Opa - my granddad - instead. He died this Tuesday aged 101 years. 101! Can you believe it? He was very lucky and got to live at home with my granny until about three months ago when he couldn't walk anymore and needed more help. He was pretty fit until his 100th birthday - lucky him! And lucky me because I got to have him as my granddad for so long.
He was very strong minded and loved his family a lot. Married to my granny for 66 years... I was close to him because we both enjoyed to travel and see the world. That, and we shared the same kind of humour. :-) I will miss him a lot but he was at peace in the end and I am glad, he didn't have to suffer long.
As you might remember I made him a lap blanket for his 100th birthday. The blanket got used daily because it seemed to be the perfect size! I was glad to hear that because I was worried it would be to small at first. The blanket will be buried with him and I am happy with that. Makes me feel honoured and close to him. That said - I had to promise my granny to make her another blanket because apparently she became quite attached to it too!
So 2015 will be a year of blankets... I will finish my dad's blanket soon, need to start on my granny's one plus I have three pregnant friends whom I promised a blanket. Any suggestions for patterns? I would like to make different ones, so I won't get bored...
Have a wonderful weekend with lots of yarn and love!