As some of you may have seen before there can be quite a while between finishes being blogged about here and then suddenly there is a flurry. Well it's happening again - I have just totted them up and I have a week's worth of finishes so thought I had better get them written about!
First up, No 29 from my 2017 FAL Q1 list, is a crocheted Granny Square Blanket. All this needed were ends darning in - why did it take me so long to do????? Well there is a reason for that ....
This was started at least seven years ago, when we lived in New Zealand. Blankets, of any sort, were a necessity for me in New Zealand because none of our houses had central heating and I really wanted a woollen crocheted blanket for warmth.
At that time we lived inland in a place called Feilding and had a bach at Waitarere Beach. We had no TV connected at the bach and certainly no internet connection so I decided to have a hand project on the go for when we were three. The local town had a great wool shop and so I decided to make a Granny Square blanket - no pattern to forget if it was a long time between visits and I could decide when it was big enough.
Fast forward a few years and we left New Zealand within 3 weeks after a house sale completed and things were put into storage. (Although why it wasn't finished before then I can't quite remember!). That storage returned to the UK last July and I was reacquainted with this blanket. It was so lovely to sit for a couple of evenings in the New Year and remember the times when I was working on the squares. There really is something to be said for 'slow work' - it does imbue the article with history and a story before it is even finished!
So it now resides in our lounge and is giving the warmth that I had hoped it would - I just no longer need it on my bed!