Sunday, January 5, 2014

Never Again



When I was making this blanket, I started crocheting little colourful squares to use up bits and pieces of yarn that were left over. I began to accumulate a lot of squares. And a lot more. And even more.

So I started to sew them together. And at some point, I had a larg-ish blanket that needed to either be made smaller and turned into a baby blanket, or made larger and turned into an adult-sized blanket. Why take the easy way out, you ask? Exactly - just make more squares.

When it was finally finished, I was happy to swap it for ... a rocking chair. The giver of the rocking chair wanted to buy it off me, but how do you put a price on a blanket made up of over a hundred little squares, each with five colour changes, all of that end-weaving and sewing? In monetary terms, you just can't. But a rocking chair is a fair deal.

My assistant.
 "What's the name of this pattern?" a non-crafting friend asks.
"Never again," I say. "It's called 'Never Again'. Or just plain old granny squares, if you prefer."

11 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Too funny! It is beautiful though and heck yeah..a rocking chair is a fair swap...

fairyhedgehog said...

It's a gorgeous blanket and I'm not sure I could have parted with it.

Mind you, a rocking chair sounds like a good exchange!

Eithne said...

Beautiful colours, and I love the different colours in each square. Well done for completing it, because although I could probably make one or two the same size with all my end pieces, I would NEVER have the patience to stick with it! It looks great, and I love the little blonde head too ;)

Pat said...

Persevere with the ends, huge task I know, but all worth it, it is a beautiful blanket ... Pat xx

Connys Cottage said...

hello.

i love your plankit. Great job!

greatings send you Conny

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Awesome blanket, and totally worth a rocking chair.

Carole said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you ! I recently purchased some yarn and planned to make a blanket, but didn't quite know how to organise the colours and seeing your blanket lighted a lightbulb in my head ! Nice swap indeed, now you can make a lap blanket to go with the rocking chair :-)

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

That afghan is BEAUTIFUL and what a fantastic idea to trade it for a rocking chair..... that is more than fair. all that weaving WOW....I made a scrap-ghan last year and I feel for you with all that weaving in the ends. Phew..... great exchange..~~Debb
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Ann said...

Love it and your blog.

sweetpea family said...

Beautiful blanket well worthy of a rocking chair In fact a family of rocking chairs - blankets are one of my favourite things x

Sherry said...

so bright and gorgeous. SO GORGEOUS. I love the pic also of your village on christmas - to an american, it looks like the most beautiful, old, cobblestoned village and I really wish I were there.

Maybe I could even help peel the turnips.