Thursday, 19 January 2012

CROCHET: Finishing the Winter Blanket


Today I'm sat safely, and warmly watching the snow attempting to settle from the comfort of the apartments windows and having tomato soup for lunch. While today isn't the first time we've had some attempt at snow in metropolitan Detroit it's definitely one of the coldest. We're barely been breaking the freezing point, if at all in the past week or so. Today's high is only a magnificent -2ÂșC, yet it feels much, much colder. Saying that, and from what I've seen of UK weather, there's seems to be lacking the great snow falls that we would normally have had by now. How I remember fondly my vain attempts of busing to York in great snow falls in East Yorkshire with the buses running up to an hour late or just not running at all.

With great timing however, I did finally manage to finish the first crochet blanket I've made in a long while. There's nothing better then snuggling under a home made blankie and keeping your toes warm - especially when you know what the weather is doing outside. I managed to get the wool at half price back in November and with the remnants and the other spare wool ends I'm off to start another blanket, this time to use for our road trips and picnics - in the hope of ensuring the coming of nicer weather!

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  1. Beautiful blanket. You did a great job. I miss the crocheted blankets i remember from my childhood days..... all pieced together in colorful squares. Makes me warm thinking about it
    ROBIN

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    1. Yeah we had a black granny squared old fashioned crocheted blanket in our car that my mum made, always used it for picnics and so on, always remember it being there. Not sure if mine will ever last that long but it's a nice thought!

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  2. I' ve just started crocheting my first blanket so I'm still looking forward to the feeling of cosying down under all that homemade goodness :-) Your blanket is beautiful.

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    1. Good luck with your blanket, I love how fast they tend to grow with crocheting rather then knitting.

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    1. Thank you! Me and the kitty have been curled up around it all afternoon watching old movies!

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  4. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet, that is such a nice blanket. Unfortunately, it usually stays cold til april or so in the Midwest, I also hope for some warmer weather.

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    1. Yeah, i've heard tales of snow in March/April so i'm not having much hope we won't get anything proper. I heard on Fox news they were talking about accumulations tomorrow of 1-5 inches but because we're so far east for Michigan we always seem to miss most of it!

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  5. Love the blanket! Yeah no snow over here :( Such a shame, I loved it when it snowed, made everyday an adventure I think :D

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    1. Hehe just use to make my journey into work a battle, but I love watching it snow when you know you don't have to go out in it!

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  6. your blanket looks fantastic! enjoy the snow.

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    1. Hopefully we're getting some more tonight that's more of the kind i'm use too, hoping for snowballs!

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  7. You are a talented lady! Enjoy the snow and cosy blanket! X

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  8. tomato soup and snow sounds like a fabulous combination. adore!!!
    xo TJ

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  9. lovee the blanket it has such a great look to it and love it for the snow and cold weather. do drop by my blog if u like..

    xoxo hanz
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  10. ooh you did an amazing job with the blanket!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. Thank you Laura, it's lovely and cosy to blog under too!

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  11. It's been a very snowy day here too. That blanket looks like the perfect cure for that sort of thing. Job well done!

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  13. I like the colours you used!! I experienced snow for the first time when I was in NYC it looks amazing but I've never been so cold in my life. x

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    1. Aww I can imagine NYC being cold, it was really cold here lasty night, so glad I didn't have to go outside.

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  14. that blanket is gorgeous. i wish i was talented enough to whip something like that up xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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    1. It was pretty easy to make, I always find crocheting easier to do then knitting.

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  15. The blanket is super cute! I miss snow, we haven't had any this winter :(

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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    1. This ended up being the most we've had this winter so far, I don't know where all the snow is?! Saying that we'll be complaining about it when/if it does appear!

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  16. mmmm, i love soup and i love crocheting! i'm actually cuddled up in a crocheted blanket i made at this very moment (:

    cute blog, dear.

    southernpinky.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your quilt. I have so many homemade patchwork ones and there is nothing I love more than snuggling down with one and a good film/book. Speaking of that, I'm away to do it now

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    1. I don't blame you! Best thing for a Sunday.

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