Wool on Sundays – 143 (Granny Stripe Blanket)


Welcome to another Wool on Sundays :)

Since my last post, I’m sorry to say, my blog visiting and email-replying has been abysmal and I can only apologise. I will catch up soon. Sadly, my MIL died on June 22nd. She had lately been in hospital and had very recently moved into a Nursing Home where she seemed to be getting better and better. We had visited her just the day before and we were not expecting it at all. And it just didn’t feel right to plunge back into to visiting fun posts and leaving cheerful comments. And there have also been lots of extra things to do.

Luckily for Wool on Sundays, my Granny Stripe Blanket, which just needed the ends sewing in and a border last month was already finished (and you’ve probably seen all but the border already).


Whilst I was crocheting all the stripes I daydreamed about the wonderful, lavish border I would add but, in the end, I settled for a simple charcoal edging.

I used a brilliant tutorial by Lucy at Attic 24 and worked with dk – mostly Drops Karisma but with some WYS wools and a few odd acrylic yarns to expand the colour range. It’s very thick and warm and big enough to cover a single bed. As with all stash-busting projects, I seem to have more yarn now than I started with!

Although it’s a very simple, plain sort of pattern, I think it’s my favourite crochet blanket so far…


I hope you are enjoying the lovely Summer we are having or, if you are in Australia, that you are having a good Winter. Now we are past the longest day, I see the sun setting more southerly along the hedge every evening and I think in no time Spring will be with you and our cold, dark days will be back!

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 6th August.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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