Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Blanket Joy

I just wanted to share this picture of one very contented cat who I found on my treasured Granny Stripe Blanket last week.


She is a rescue cat who tends to get busy with her claws on too regular a basis and is generally a bit too much like Phoebe from Friends "Smelly Cat" to allow her anywhere near my crochet projects, but on this occasion she looked so content that I didn't have the heart to move her.

Honestly, this blanket is constantly moved around the house by different users.  I've never completed one before so I had no idea that would happen.  When I want to use it in the evening I frequently find I can't because somebody else has pinched it.  I have decided to see this as a compliment.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the huge amount of stuff I would like to get finished for Christmas at the moment.  My next post will probably be a list of projects so that I can keep track.  I'm keeping a close eye on ravelry to see what everybody else is making and am constantly on the look out for quick, useful ideas that aren't scarfs.  Any handy links are gratefully received.  See you soon. X

15 comments:

  1. Ahhh, tis the same in our house. My latest blanket (also a stripe) is always in use too, the cats aren't on to it yet and they change their favourite place to sleep every couple of weeks or so, but it does tend to be freshly laundered clothes.

    I want to make few hot water bottle covers......to be honest, I've not really listed everything properly for Christmas as it would be too scary!

    I get a bit confused when I start to look for things on ravelry, I guess that's where pintrest comes in, but I haven't got caught up in that yet!

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  2. How great that it is so well used, you definitely should see it as a compliment.

    I've also got loads I'd like to make for Christmas, but they are mostly scarfs. Just because they are so well used and quick and easy to make!!

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  3. Aww she looks so cozy! Mind you she also looks a bit like she has a "don't you dare!" look on her face. haha. Many years ago I found myself whipping up several blankets for our house as the kids used to fight over the warm snuggle blankies. Eventually they all had one though and peace reigned once more.

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  4. You'll have to make another GS so you can always have one for yourself. :-)

    For Christmas, try doing a hand crocheted stocking, or fingerless gloves, or leggings.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Goodness me you cat looks so cute and cosy! My granny stripe isn't even finished but I have to try and find it when I wan to add a couple of rows as hubby or lil one use it!! Definitely a compliment u should make on for each member of the family that is my plan! I've not really got the gist of ravelry as yet but I am trying!

    What about tea pot cosy or a lovely toy :-)

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  6. You couldn't have moved her, that would be evil! Gorgeous kitty!

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  7. She looks so cosy there. I have to keep rescuing various blankets from the stinky mutt who drags them from seat to seat when she thinks no-one is looking....
    Last year I got all stressed with gift makes and gave up in the end so this year I'm a lot more relaxed about it. In fact I said I wouldn't cast on a shawl I so want to knit myself until after christmas but I changed my mind, and cast on tonight lol. If I'm not enjoying the making then the love won't be in the finished creation, is my thoughts now.

    xx

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  8. So sweet! And she has very good taste in blankets! Last year I went a little crazy trying to get all of my gift making done. So this year I am giving myself a little break and making just a few hats and maybe some dishcloths. If I have time, a stocking for the little guy would be nice. And some ornaments for the tree. And some knitted toys for the nieces and nephew. Um, I think I am starting to feel the holiday crazies coming on now.

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  9. What a fabulous photo- I love how she is looking up making sure I bet that you dont have plans to move her on from such a colourful comfy spot!

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  10. That is a lovely picture, she looks so sweet. Fingerless mitts are a good quick make for gifts. Non fibrey gifts- cookie mix jars, biscuits, chocolate truffles and flavoured vodkas have all gone down well with people I know (apparently people I know like to eat :D)

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  11. What a gorgeous photograph.

    I am nearly half way through my first ever crotchet blanket after finishing better halfs xmas jumper and have a feeling the cat may well enjoy snuggling into it.

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  12. haha Good old death by scarf feeling lol!
    This year I am doing matching fingerless mitts to go with last years scarves ;)
    I either need to sprout more arms or just stopping looking!
    xx

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  13. That is very sweet that everyone enjoys using the blanket, and I love how content your cat looks.

    I know the pooked, claw marks feeling from when I used to have a cat..

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  14. Terrific pic! That's the best kind of love for something you put in so much time and effort into.

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  15. These babyish tag blankets are such a ability idea, it's abundant for your baby's development, the altered feel of the ribbons and fabrics.

    Needle Arts

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