On my last thrift shop jaunt with my lovely friend Carolyn I found this little bit of crocheted goodness. It wasn't an easy find, as with most good thrift shop finds it happened to be tucked under a rack of trench coats in a box labelled dog bedding!! I mean what is wrong with these people to put something like this in a box labelled "Dog bedding".
This clearly is a rug/blanket that has never been used in fact I would go so far as to say that it hadn't even been made up for long. The wool still smelt new and any of you good thrift shoppers must know how quickly things take on the smell of mustiness & mothballs, or as my kids describe it "Dead Grandpa's"
They started to say this many moons ago after we had to clean out my Grandpa's (their great grandpa) flat after he passed away. Oh what delights they had discovering that yes he really was young once and DID once lead an extraordinary life.
Anyway this lovely blanket has found a good home here & will be well used in the coming months as the weather starts to cool. (it's a GOOD single bed size even hangs over the edges a little)
I can't help but wonder what lovely dedicated hands took the time to crochet this and WHY was it sent to a thrift shop.
Is the lady still in this life, was it hard for her to knit - although I don't think so it looks so well done BUT were her hands crippled with arthritis & did she give it to someone as a gift who clearly doesn't appreciate homemade goodness.
I will never be able to answer these questions but what I can do is use & lovingly care for this beautiful blanket. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.