Sunday, March 11, 2012

Grannies and Dacshunds!

Greetings from Phoebe!  Like her blanket?  I snagged it at the thrift store for $9!!  I couldn't stand it.  The bright colors caught my eye from an aisle away.  It is very well crocheted.  It does need a little repair, which is no biggie.  I couldn't stand it...someone put a lot of work into it, and their it hung...all neglected and unappreciated.  I began to wonder if my things will end up like this when I am long gone.  I hope she (I am pretty sure it was made by a she!!) would be happy to know I have her blanket and absolutely love it!

So, what have I been up to???  You name it.  Busier than I want to be I'm afraid of.  Brad's mom has gone into assisted living and we have been in the process of packing up her things and getting ready to sell her condo.  It is so full of generations of family momentos.  Pictures and newspaper clippings from her childhood and actually her parents' childhoods.  All very well marked so we know who the people are in most of the old pictures.  With Brad being an only child, it's been up to him to get all this done.  I'm helping as much as possible.  I do have a respect for family history, so it will all be kept together, and maybe a bit more organized once we gather everything.

Needless to say, it has taken huge chunks out of my Hookie time!  But, I have managed to get some progress on my granny square project and am excited to share some pictures!
I have managed to complete a round of squares.  I chose to do them in tones of gray.  And as I am working I am just letting my ideas flow.  I think I will continue until I have a good sized square, which will go in the center of the dining room table...I think.  LOL.  Doesn't it have a real vintage feel to it, with a pop of funky color.  My girls in knitting group are all eyeballing it.  It's my hope to spend this afternoon working on more squares.
My first pair of glasses!  Yes, I still have them, and remember wearing them.  I was three or four when I got them!  The envy of my kindergarten class style'n in my pink horn-rimmed glasses. 
This will give you an idea of actually how little they are.  My eyesight hasn't changed a bit, only now I have this need for bifocals...which I hate wearing!
I found this pair of Brad's baby shoes while packing at his mom's.  They were so sweet I had to bring them home with me. 
Okay...just one more picture.  I am now starting a round of squares that have a very muted peachy tan colors, with that pop of red in the center.  I think it is going to be pretty.  Time will tell.
Phoebe and I wish you all a great week,
full of fun crochet hooky insanity!


Mereknits said...

Beautiful blanket, I love your color choices. So sad to see that lovely granny blanket at a thrift store. Don't you just wonder who made it, who was wrapped in it and where are they now?
Have a wonderful week,

Christina M said...

I really love how those squares are turning out. What pattern are you using?

Petunia Pill said...

Those colors are yummy! I'm curious about the pattern, if you're willing to share. And Phoebe is so sweet on her blankie! She just has the most adorable, placid face! Hugs, Annette

Melissa said...

I am so eyeballing it! Love it!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Phoebe is a sweetie! I love how she looks so calm and happy. :)

I love your blanket. What yarn brand and color are you using?

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Alhana said...

Lovely blanket! You have an eye for colours. They look great together.
It's a pity that granny blanket was on sale for only $9 but fortunately it found a new owner who would appreciate it. :-)
Sometimes at the thrift shop here they sell amazing thread crocheted works (table runs mostly) for only €3-5. People don't know their true value.

busybusybeejay said...

I love the way your squares are coming along and such lovely subtle colours.Gorgeous.

Pammy Sue said...

Phoebe looks like she loves the "new" blanket too! She is so darn cute. I have never seen such a cute dachshund, really! Those big eyes just melt my heart. What a sweetie.

I always wonder if my blankets and crochet things will end up in a thrift store or garage sale somewhere for a few dollars too! I always think of that when I see crocheted things. I'm glad you could give it a proper home. Your blanket looks to be coming along nicely too. I love the look of that yarn.

Marcia said...

Your work is quite lovely.
I'm curious. When you crochet squares with embroidery floss, are you working with thread from a cone -- or the usual small "hanks."

Doni said...

Hi Dawn! Hi Phoebe!! I'm a new follower and so happy to have found you! I'm also a stitcher (all kinds) as well as a doxie lover (and breeder!) Your girl is GORGEOUS!!! And your new work of blocks is beautiful! I love how those colors work together...
I'll be watching to see how it progresses! Give your Phoebe an ear rub for me!
Blessings, Doni

Sara said...

Phoebe is too cute! Loving the new squares. :)

Sue said...

Love your Granny blanket, the Colours are so nice, I collect crochet blankets at the thrift store, I can't imagine WHY people give them away?? I have 3 so far and keep looking, some of them are a bit tatty so I skip them but the ones I have are so nice and would have taken someone a lot of time to make. Phobe looks happy on her blankie!

Bairbre Aine said...

Ahhhh I have two dachshunds! Love your long hair Phoebe, so adorable!
I made a granny a few years back, similar colours. Seeing your great thrift find, makes me want to start another (after I finish my first granbaby's newborn blanket, by daughters due in August).