Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family Heirloom


Last week when my grandmother came in to town for my baby shower, she surprised me with the blanket my mother came home from the hospital in.




When she saw that the tag read 'Knitown', she thought I might be interested in it.  I fell in love the moment she presented it to me.  

She explained that the blanket has been in their cedar chest for the past 35 years, and she decided to clean it up a bit.  In the process, there was a little casualty: 



It shouldn't be too hard to mend.  It doesn't seem to be fraying. Since it's on a seam, everything seems to be staying intact. 


I am looking forward to bringing this blanket to the hospital with me, and bringing our own bundle of joy home in it. 

Have any of you ever heard of Knitown Products?  A google search doesn't come up with much, and I can't seem to find any information on the company.  Any info would be greatly appreciated!

11 comments:

  1. wow, what an amazing blanket!! truly a treasure. I'm sure you'll be able to fix it, no problem.

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  2. What a lovely surprise! It's gorgeous.

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  3. aww, what a precious heirloom. i love it!

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  4. It's absolutely gorgeous! And how cool that your little one will be brought home in the same blanket his/her grandma was brought home in!

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  5. From what I could find, Knitown Tog was a company out of New York and they made baby clothes and blankets. They were the parent company of Doe Spun, Inc., which still seems to be in business and make wholesale childrens' clothing today. Knitown Tog seemed to be around during the late 30's and 40's primarily. Not sure this is the info that you were looking for or whether it's even the same company. :)

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  6. Rumor has it you will be at Stitches Midwest. Will you be meeting up with people who read your blog or with Ravelry members? I'd love to just say "hi".

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  7. That is so pretty! What a special piece.

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  8. oh what a beautiful and special gift! Hope you can find out some more info on where it was made...YarnOnTheHouse gave you some excellent info :)

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