Monday, 17 March 2014

Granny’s blanket





Ok, I'm in the small third bedroom now – and as we have already discussed the merits of crochet, I thought I would share my blanket with you; made by Granny many years ago, it has several holes (which, if I were able to crochet I would probably be able to mend) the culprit was our old cat who loved to sleep on it, but would regularly pummel it with his claws. I hate to admit this but I have never dared wash it – although maybe I should rectify this situation? 

2 comments:

  1. After many years, the colours are still so bright and fresh, and it has almost a Mexican feel to it, especially as the same colours appear in the border. The crochet looks very fine (if only I could crochet too!), and I would imagine was a very comfy place for your old cat to curl up on, after clawing a nicely formed crochet blanket nest!

    Was she (Granny) the type of person who would have bought the wool especially, or would it be made from balls she already had?

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  2. Good question about the wool... if you look closely you can maybe make out that the pink squares are in fact not all the same shade of pink, therefore I think it is more than likely that she produced the blanket using existing wool. She was a prolific crocheter, so I'm sure she would have had plentiful stash!

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