Thursday, 8 December 2011

Granny Granny

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There seems to be an increase in granny related crochet around these parts. I'm finding the craft speedy and pretty as I search for warmth now that winter has decided it really will fall this year.

I admit it; these relatively warm weeks have lulled me into a laziness and a false belief that we have enough blankets, mittens, scarves, cosies etc etc BUT WE DO NOT - we never will. Never will the need to make blankets leave my mind until I have a house bundled to the rafters with them like those mad women who collect newspapers and when they die firefighters have to force their way into the building and hack a tunnel through the amassed paper to retrieve the body (imagination running away with me ... chocolate rush, I apologise) before they discover that she died from a column of newspaper falling on her crushing her to death. That will be my fate. Except with blankets - I will suffocate on quilts and blankets and my life will be held up as a moral - not as a shining example, but as a terrible warning.

Unless global warming lulls me into a false sense of security by making winter so warm that I am too busy making fly swats to make slippers. Like this year. Winter just crept up so sneakily, and now I am playing catch up - knitting much too slow - we are sewing and crocheting our way to cosiness.

I don't think crochet will ever replace my love for knitting, but it's coming pretty damn close...

Now must make blankets, and covers and mittens, oh my!



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8 comments:

  1. love the cushion, I keep trying at crochet but keep failing :/
    you know that photo looks very magazine like :)

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  2. That'll be because I live in a magazine-spread style house... and because I purposely didnt include the shot of my half broken clothes horse with mountain of wet clothes, crunchy carpets or lego all over it...

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  3. First the grey couch, then the Orla papered tray, then the console...You keep making me covet your furniture. ; ) The tulip stool, the Eames chair.....
    When you get your farm house I must venture across the sea to see it in person. I imagine it will be a MCM museum full of delight and coziness.
    ; )

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  4. Ah, well here's hoping! If ever do get that farmhouse you will be more than welcome to stay a while :)

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  5. Wow! One day I´ll make them too. I am far too busy with sewing right now. Check out this finnish granny crochet group for more inspiration:
    https://www.facebook.com/mummonelio?sk=wall

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  6. Crochet is so quick, but sewing is quicker! Would love to make more pieces in colourful granny squares like this. thanks for the link!

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  7. Get those beautiful crochet circles onto hair clips and headbands...I have some willing buyers here!

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