Feb 20, 2014

My Creative Space- The Blanket


I finished this blanket a few weeks ago, It took me about 3 years on and off, I have dragged it out every winter determined to finish it. I initially planned to make it double bed sized, then single bed sized, then finally lap size. I remember those last few stitches  and how good they felt. I know I showed it on IG a few weeks ago, but I thought it deserving of its own post.





I have kind of stitched the ends in, but not neatly. I like its little loose threads, I like that the edge is really wonky as I wasn't doing the ends properly, or changing colours "correctly" but I like all that about it. I like that its not perfect. 

I like that I hooked some of it with the Bellingen Hookers at cafes around town, hookin' and  learning and sharing and chatting with like-minded women and watching small ones and drinking coffee.


 I know Marlo appreciates it, she sleeps with it in bed, and understands how long it took me, but I wonder if she knows or understands how much love is hooked within those stitches, that often late at night while I was alone hookin away, I was thinking how I much I love her and how much I love making this blanket for her that she can wrap herself in when I am not around. I hope it stays with her forever.


SO EXCITED to be back at My Creative Space. Thanks for hosting Kirsty. Its so nice to be back!


21 comments:

  1. It's wonderful!! and so nice to see something you make yourself so loved by the kids, you make me want to finish my cotton ripple x

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  2. It's lovely! Even if Marlo doesn't realise yet how much love is intwined within those stitches, as a fellow hooker ;) I COMPLETELY understand! ;)

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  3. It's lovely! Even if Marlo doesn't realise yet how much love is intwined within those stitches, as a fellow hooker ;) I COMPLETELY understand! ;)

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  4. Beautiful colours - you have such a good eye for it! And Marlo will truely be wrapped in love with her perfectly handmade blanket.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!! I want to snuggle up in it now. Brrrrrr ..... cold today in Melbourne :(
    xxx

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  6. Oh my gosh, finishing a crochet blanket of any size is a mega achievement.
    It's gorgeous, filled with stories and best of all love.
    I'm so thrilled for you and for lucky Marlo.
    What's the count on the hexies?
    xx

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    1. I think the same amount as when I last told you 65ish?? I think!! Xxx

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  7. This is SO deserving of its own post. I have a bathroom wall kind of like this-- taken me 3 years to paint... when it's finished I think I'll give it a post as well-- so nice to have a long loved idea come to life!

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    1. It is so nice to watch the balls of wall flatten and stretch out.

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  8. That's so beautiful :) So true too. Both my girls have blankets I've crocheted for them and I love it when they cuddle up with them :) Yah you! Kx

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    1. It means far more than I thought it would mean to me.

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  10. I really like that jolt of red in it. Nice job! Helen

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  11. what a lovely blanket- love those bright colors.

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  12. The time, energy and devotion that went into this piece of love will long live in her heart and soul. Handmade goodness-there's nothing on earth that matches it. It's beautiful

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  13. Gah - glorious! I think she will know - she will feel the love.

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