Saturday, 29 November 2008

Crochet Blanket

On a grey, damp and chilly winter's day like this one, what appeals it to wrap up in a shawl or blanket and drink lots of soup and tea or hot chocolate. This blanket is one I crocheted some years ago, from scraps and remnants of knitting yarn, and it has proven a valuable friend over the years, bringing cosy comfort to my children or to me whenever that has been wanted. The motifs are overgrown "Granny Squares", and gave me gentle occupation and a sense of achievement when I was bed-bound due to high blood pressure during my first pregnancy, and later when I was capable of very little activity when I first developed M.E. 20 years ago. Although both blanket and illness have been my constant companions throughout the past two decades, the blanket has been by far the most welcome.

3 comments:

Angelcat said...

What a wonderful cosy companion. I've never learned to crochet, something that will be on my to do list for the new year!

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

I can't knit, but I can crotchet having taught myself one morning in the library when I was about 10. I just kept going round and round for years and ended up with something similar. Like you, I did find my blanket lovely and warm. I taught my girls to crotchet last year using wooden cocktail sticks and string - but we were all a little tipsy after a boozy xmas lunch!!

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Sue,
Just popping in to say...
Wishing you the warmest of fire-sides with love and happiness over this season and for 2009

May your stars always be bright,
and the winds of change never knock your baubles down!