Wednesday, August 19, 2009

honest to goodness member of the crochet blanket club



No, I wasn't joking about the crochet blanket; I really do own one.  I'm ever so proud of it. In fact, I see design blogs swopping merit awards among themselves when they're not busy with giveaways* and I consider initiating the 'crochet blanket award' for the most dedicated chroniclers of craft. I guess all I have to do is make a fetching little gif, easy peasy.

But, to be honest, I didn't make this blanket myself. I don't have the patience. My mother made it in my favoured pink and green colour combination, and it's the best blanket in the world, and guarantees a good sleep when thrown over a duvet on a cold winter's night.

*Giveaways are like a lottery: you leave a comment and then the blog owner selects you at random as the winner of a set of handmade notelets depicting baby owls.  I hope and pray I'll win one soon.

6 comments:

  1. Love the crochet blanket. I have no patience, which is why I have a half sewn quilt in my closet.

    I always wonder about give-aways. Could I truly giveaway such a cool product or would I want to keep it for myself? It would be a serious dilemma.

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  2. Your blanket is gorgeous! I now want one.

    It's really a bit hot here to be needing one at the moment...

    But by the time I learn how to crochet - and then actually make the thing - it probably won't be ready until 2016 anyway :)

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  3. Hot, Serena, don't talk to me about hot! It's darkest winter here in the west of Ireland, where we're skulking about under hulking grey satellite maps.

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  4. Your blanket is lovely and your definition of a giveaway had me almost spitting out my morning coffee (as you often do).

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  5. Heh heh, was just about to post something hilariously sarcastic about giveaways, til I remembered I did one recently (it wasn't actually an owl, but not far off...)


    I'm in the hat for a teatowel at Orange You Lucky at the moment....

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  6. Love i!

    I did actually crochet a blanket for my nan when I was about 13, and got it back when she died, - unfortunately I must have been using up unused wool in some rather questionable colours (or at least that's my excuse) or I didn't have any taste back then but it is somewhat garish.
    Haven't picked up a crochet hook since!

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You're looking particularly well.

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