Tuesday, September 8

a 'blankie' of the utmost kind...

spurred on by seeing all the lovely 'crocheted goodness' from the past few weeks, and feeling pretty confident from mastering granny squares whilst visiting old blighty over the summer,
i delved right into chevron.
of course i did this without studying any instructions.


of course i felt it was just a matter of adding a few stitches and taking some away in other places.
and of course it went horribly wrong.


but i did not stop, for i was in love with the blankie i was crocheting for little olive.
for the first time ever i had the colors just perfectly so,
and i was not willing to undo it for anyone or any dog.
to finish off my interestingly made chevron blankie i added a doily.


i felt this might help show to any passing stranger who happened upon my little blankie that "yes" infact my irregular shape was intentional and rather 'tres chic' in many ways. and so disguise the truth about me and my lazy 'pattern' reading ways...

i love my little blankie so much, i have selfish thoughts of keeping it all to myself.


after all little olive has four already and quite honestly, although she is quite the 'crochet connoisseur' i'm not sure she will appreciate my 'chevron' efforts enough to be worthy of such a beautiful creation.

in the meantime i have set to work on another one but without the wiggles and whilst doing so, i have been having thoughts of when i am a granny. thinking of all the lovely baby blankets i will beable to bestow upon my grandchildren and their 'oh so lucky' parents...


she is off to save 'squirrel nutkin' from losing her tail and will see you on thursday for another 'sponge bob' thrifting tale ~ Tif

26 comments:

Lola Nova said...

The colors are lovely, the doily adds just the right bit. I'm trying to think what state it's shape most closely resembles. Ooh, can you imagine, a crocheted map, now that would be something!

The Antidote said...

Love the doilly touch. Isn't Lulu Guiness' house beautiful in that copy of Living etc?

pretty far west said...

That's delightful. I'd be honoured to have it as my national flag.

Francesca said...

if you hadn't already given me your yellow teapot, i would want this! i love your wonky blanket a lot. who cares if it's all doolally, those colours are absolutely gorgeous. x

Kylie said...

Oh it is wonderful! Those colours are amazing and I'm not surprised that you'd want to keep it for yourself ;) I prefer crochet with personality. K
p.s.(Love Francesca's word - doolally!)

chloejessica said...

Love the colors! And I love the blanket! You are way more skilled than I will ever be! I wish I could make sweet blankets! I did find a cute one at the thrift this weekend tho! :) Oh and Olive is a lucky pup to have such cute blankets to snuggle with!

jennywren1990 said...

I absolutely love that blanket my dear. Wonky it may be it is charmingly so and very you. I would be proud to have such a beautiful crocheted thing in any part of my home. I say don't dwell on perfection and embrace the happy little accidents such as this one.

Michelle said...

The colour combo is fantastic...
I would be making a second with it too...
and love the doily touch...Perfect

Toni Brockliss said...

Horribly wrong....are you kidding!!

Can you adopt me? I would love to live in your beautiful home and roll around in your crochet.

I sound like a stalker.
x

elizabeth said...

Oh I am positively in LOVE! I'm rippling now, too ( and will be linking to this beauty!) And I'm loving your colours. It very much looks intentional. The doily MAKES it. It's just wonderful!

beck said...

There is definitely not enough wonkiness in the world. You own efforts are to be applauded, even if it wasn't intentional. I love the colours too and would find it hard to part with that dear little blankie. By the way I love your blog and have been really enjoying your photo's and thoughts xo

Leahdis said...

I love it, and the doily is so you.
Ive been thinking of starting my own ripple blanket...I may now take the plunge. Thanks Tif

Catherine said...

It is truely gorgeous, as you say the colours really are just so, and the doily is perfect. I love that learning can produce such wonderful creations, olive is so lucky.

Karens Hopes said...

I love the colours you have used, iy looks great, I havent been able to master the wavy lines yet.
Karen

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Tif, I love your blanket and the doily is the finishing touch!
I have an award for you on my blog. You are one of the most creative bloggers I've found - hence the award!
Happy days
D x

mamas collection said...

I always make it a policy to act as if my boo-boos are intentional; my way of making things 'unique'....:D

Elissa said...

oh i ADORE those colors together. i am flagging it for reference. haven't learned to crochet (yet) but will need to be knitting a blankie for a forthcoming niece or nephew and want to see those colors together again! oh i really MUST learn to crochet.

PS, i never like to take anything out either.

elsy said...

i love its quirky shape.......of course it was deliberate.....the doily adds the final flourish

Hear Me Roar! said...

We've been friends for awhile now Tif, and I feel I can finally share with you the fact that I have never really been a big fan of crocheted granny blankets UNTIL NOW. I love the wonkiness of this blanket you've made, and I feel that if all granny blankets had such a beautiful wonkiness, well then the world could only be a more beautiful place.

You've inspired me. I believe I should write a nice post on why I love my sock swallowing, leash eating puppy so durn much. I love the pics of little olive!

Elicia said...

oh goodness i love this. :)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Truly, I think little olive has enough blankies...this one should definitely be saved for your very own self.

jacqueline said...

Oh my i love the colors and the dolly lace! Sooo pretty! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

andrea said...

I just love the colors-I'm sure Olive will love the blankie and all it's perfect imperfections.
I don't like reading instructions either ;)

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I was wondering if you were whipping up another project when I saw these colors peaking out from your lap in an earlier photo. I love these colors together! And I love ripple blankets.

~ Jennifer

Celia said...

I really like the blanket too!!!! Lovely shape nd the colors are also so cute and chic!
Love it!

melissa said...

It's Nov 8th in my world and my computer was down for quite some time so I am just now sitting with delight as I gaze at the cutest little blanket ever. You may never see this comment but if you do you just made a girl giggle with delight. Love it. I may try to make the same mistakes you have in an attempt to create sheer genius cuteness.