Sunday, May 9, 2010

I knew I forgot something !

Some of you may have seen my huge crochet blanket before but as it has just gone back on my bed as the nights are becoming a bit cool , I thought I'd show it again .
I made this not so small treasure over many years , in fact since I was a teenager .
It really is not the most beautiful thing but it is very special to me and it is enormous !
 It hangs down to the floor of my queen size bed and is so cosy .
I also forgot to wish all the mums a Happy Mothers Day and as my mum says I'd sometimes forget my own head if it wasn't screwed on !
Happy Mothers Day Mum xxxx

23 comments:

Pauline said...

hi Clare,
wow..how far does that blankie take me back..I made one of those too, my nan taught me years ago..I was soo proud of it...dont know what happened to it to be honest..but yours looks great...thanks for the memories...:)
cheers

Magic Making Hands said...

it's lovely .... I have a crochet blanket that my mum made for me and I love it ... it's reserved for snuggling on the sofa or when we're poorly and need a bit of extra love

Quilary said...

I hope mine turns out as good. It's been started and stopped so often, as something shinier and newer comes along and grabs my attention...I'm hoping for a cold snap to arrive and make me get the wool and hook out again...

Sally said...

Your blanket is beautiful. Something that I aspire to make one day myself. So so so lovely. Ace.

considerthelillies said...

beautiful blanket! Inspires me to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing it!

Createology said...

My grandma taught me to crochet and I am forever grateful. Happy Mother's day...

barb's creations said...

I have one of these as well.All I need to do to finish it off is sew in al those pesky ends and crochet a final black edging around it all.Might have to take it out of its hidey hole and just get it done :) Barb.

Barb said...

What a pretty afghan....

Happy Moms day to you as well...

Cardygirl said...

Just gorgeous Clare...a treasure!

Rebecca said...

Great blanket,my squares always became circles when I tried to make them so I started quilting insteadand between you and me some of my squares still come out circles. Hope you had a great Mothers Day.
Hugs Bec

Indigo Blue said...

What a lovely blanket!! I have never made that many squares, not sure that I have the patience to sew them all together.
xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm sure your crotchet blanket is keeping you warm on these chilly nights. The quicker we have winter the quicker it is over....

Little Ted Canvas said...

What a gorgeous blanket, how cosy you will be...

Julia said...

It's just beautiful Clare...getting cold here too, I have a doona and a quilt on the bed.
Better Homes and Garden mag has crochet design in it this month..yes, I bought it, maybe I'll do some crochet!
Julia ♥

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee I can remember making one of those ...I think mine fell apart...LOL..yours still looks so good...hope you had a wonderfil Mother Day

Allie said...

That's BEAUTIFUL - I have a small one similar to that, my mom made it lap size for my grandmother and now it's mine. It also has the black around the squares and I LOVE it. You have a real treasure there!
Happy Mother's Day!

Kerryanne English said...

I'm not surprised it took you a long time to make Clare - it's huge.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kate said...

Wow! That is a great blanket! I love that it has been a work in progress over the years but that you still use it every night.

wonderwoman said...

thats a lovely blanket - am still in the process of making my first one!!!

x

Em said...

Its beautiful!!
I love crocheted blankets,I think because my very first crochet project was a big granny square blanket for one of my daughters.
Have a lovely week.
Em xx

Jo said...

I love your crochet blanket. You should be very proud of such an effort. I have had a go at crochet squares but like knitting it never moved fast enough for me.
We inherited a knitted on from MIL.
Jo Schaefer

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Hi Clare,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your very sweet comments. I don't know how I've missed your blog - it is lovely and I have signed up as a follower. Your "Black Beauty" is beautiful. It has even more color than mine since you do four rounds of color before adding the black. I did two rounds of color and than a white round. How many squares is yours? If I do all of mine it is be 288 squares. And your squares are a little larger than mine. Thanks for showing it I love looking at crocheted throws. I think crocheting and the granny squares are "in" again. Or maybe they never go out of style. Also that was clever of you to tie your apron around the tree in your other post. I got a laugh out of that. Nice to meet you and hope we will continue to be blogging friends.

Emma said...

Those colours are zinging... they really jump off the screen. I'm not normally a fan of granny squares but I love this one.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog... I'm so glad to have got my comments page fixed :) I shall be following your blog - it's great x