I’m picking that Christchurch Op Shops have had a serious run on crochet blankets, with the arrival of autumn keenly felt in this part of New Zealand. There have also been several shabby chic, vintage or nana look photo spreads in popular womens magazines that all seemed to have at least one crocheted granny square blanket.
My fondness for crochet blankets comes after seeing the Featherston Needlework & Craft ladies work on their Operation Coverup projects at the Featherston Community Centre. It’s amazing how much they could accomplish in the space of a morning. I picked this blanket up from the Christchurch City Mission Sydenham shop becuase it seemed a good match for the retro ottoman seat underneath.
This blanket is going to wind up as part of a new-baby care package, as several friends are having winter/early spring babies. Its a great size for a capsule or push chair, and with safe unisex colours.
This rug has wound up in the guest bedroom/linen tent/indoor fort play area. Not quite the same as stepping out of bed onto a fluffy sheepskin, but good to spruce up some blah beige carpet and it makes for a good play mat.
With the Antarctic blasts arriving and the Artic chills easing, how do you keep cosy in these in-between seasons? Is there an op-shop, thrifted or vintage find that you run to when its time to rug-up? I’d love to hear about it. Or, share your pics with us via one of the linkys below:
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