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cranberrry2001
« on: September 06, 2011 05:29:44 PM »

About a year ago now, I was in Iowa visiting for Thanksgiving Holiday. My parents took me and my husband to a thrift store to find some knick knacks for the house and I remember at the time I was looking for a doily for the bedroom. The thrift store had their blankets and larger doilies hung up on hangers and as I went sifting through the rack I stumbled upon this thick soft rectangle blanket. I'm not sure if the creator had further provisions for this piece because it was too wide to be a scarf and not wide enough to be a lap blanket. But the yarn was beautiful and they were selling the item for a mere 50 cents! I realized that the amount of yarn in this item was at least 4 skeins and with the weight of this yarn we were looking at $5.00 per skein. So what would take $20.00 of yarn to make this unloved item was being sold for next to nothing! SOLD! My mom ended up shipping the half a blanket to me a bit ago since we had too much stuff to carry back with us for our flight as it was...once I unraveled the scarf/blanket/thingy and made my 4 balls of yarn, I knew I would make a baby blanket out of it due to the colors but not until my friend from Iowa told me she was expecting did I set to work! I have since purchased the white yarn and a few skeins and changed my mind about what colors I would put together with what.

I also did some hunting for options on how to connect granny squares and found this blog not only helpful but entertaining Wink I love the colors she uses in her creations! http://thecraftytortoise.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-ways-to-join-granny-squares.html  I ended up using the effect of "crochet as you go" to connect the squares and I'm pretty pleased with it Smiley

Here is the first of two blankets I've created with the yarn from the thrift store.









I love how sweet it looks and I know my friends lil girl will make it all the more precious! Smiley

Starting to connect the squares for the boys blanket tonight! Smiley I like that neither of the blankets are overly pink or blue... just simple... Smiley So excited to share the next one! Smiley go hands go! Smiley

Thanks for reading C& C welcome!! and YAY for thrift stores! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011 12:51:25 AM »

It looks so lovely and soft, perfect for a baby!

I love finding thrift store yarn, i recently bougth 7 balls of wool mix very expensive yarn for 25p a ball...yey!
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011 06:32:32 PM »

It looks so lovely and soft, perfect for a baby!

I love finding thrift store yarn, i recently bougt 7 balls of wool mix very expensive yarn for 25p a ball...yey!

that's a steal at twice the price for yarn! and for wool yarn?!?! wowza!  Shocked Cheesy very nice! Cheesy Thanks for your comment susie! Smiley I appreciate it! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011 06:27:24 AM »

Beautiful work! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011 10:31:28 AM »

Beautiful work! Smiley

Thank you so much winstongang! Smiley
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