I trolled around a bit to see if anyone else had posted something similar but didn't see anything in particular. This is my childhood blankie:
As you can see, it's gotten a bit ratty over the years (24 of them, to be exact!). Some details: it's cut into 2 separate pieces. I'd guess each piece is about 1' by 2'. I am not super attached to it, I don't need it to sleep or anything, but I was trying to come up with a cool way to recon it and display it as the sacred artifact that it is.
The best idea that I've been able to come up with is to crochet a new blanket around it.
My mom suggested soaking it in glue and making a sculpture of some sort, but I don't think that 24 year old crocheted yarn is going to be the easiest to coax into a recognizable shape.
Has anyone else gracefully retired their own or someone else's blankie? Any ideas?