Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Unseasonally warm blankets and feelings

Hello all, today I am very pleased to show you a completed project, a nice warm, toasty, crocheted blanket.
It's a bit unseasonal to be working on a blanket, after all, it is still officially summer (for another 10 hours or so). However, most of the work on this blanket was done last winter, when it sat on my lap keeping me cosy through nights and nights of serious tv viewing (Game of Thrones, if I remember rightly, and what a lovely contrast it was to be doing something so incredibly sweet and wholesome to the soundtrack of extreme violence and 'adult themes').
I had almost finished the blanket when suddenly, inexplicably, I ran out of puff. I didn't much like the colours any more. I was kind of disspointed that I'd wasted all that effort on something so 'meh', and I cast it aside, rather unkindly. Well a summer of doing other things can soften a person, and when I was fossicking around for a project to take away on holiday with me last weekend, I saw this blanket with new eyes. Suddenly, I loved it again. I loved the colours and the Granny-ness of it, and I was inspired to finish it. So, that's what I did. I just had the shell border to finish and some ends to sew in, and that was it. I was finished in an hour or four. Best of all, I gave it to little Sylvie, and she said with big, wide, honest, 6-year-old eyes, "Mum, I just want to tell you that this is my favourite blanket ever."

I will end this post with a sandal party, to mark the last day of the Southern Hemisphere summer.
See you in Autumn!
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13 comments:

  1. Romies Rule! I'm in love with your colour scheme, I'm with Sylvie - I'd want to take it everywhere if it were mine.

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  2. I love the little sparkles of pink. Aren't Rommies the original action shoes? great for wading through rivers on school camps etc.

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  3. So glad you are having fun - those colours of yarn are just amazing!where I could source some wool as there is a serious lack of yarn stores where I am. Many thanks for inspiring me to new a new craft.

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  4. It's gorgeous. After I saw this post I went to my coat stand to make I still had your scarf. Yah! I do! Now I think I need to make a coat to go with it.

    Hope your shouder is feeling better. I have just bought some vintage floral corduroy and i am going to make trousers! Yes! All your worst fears are about to be realised -especiallly when I wear them to Dunedin and you have to be seen with me in them!

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  5. Wow that is gorgeous! Lucky lucky Sylvie. And clever clever you.

    I'm a little concerned about Mary Nanna's post about the floral corduroy trousers though. I might seriously have to reconsider where we could go to socialise if she is going to dress like that. I have a reputation to uphold in this town, you realise.

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  6. Beautiful craft, as always. I find the blue/pink blend particularly appealing.

    Love to you all.

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  7. ooh lovely work! i think you chose the colours really well. it's nice to see it finished. happy end-of-summer sandal times to you all. x

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  8. I LOVE it. Very retro-cool and such a lovely present. Go you - blankets are way beyond what i have the fortitude for.

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  9. This looks alot like a blanket my Nana knit me, but where there is pink on yours there is white on mine. I think you've made it perfectly and I like the color blend.

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  10. Well, that's the best compliment ever! And I think it's fab, too. :)

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  11. What do you mean the end of summer. I'm not ready!

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  12. I love your blanket and your website. x

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