A Life-Changing Blanket
Kate came down from Buffalo to spend a couple of days at Maple Hoo, and, perhaps more importantly, attend the US Open with us. But it wasn't all paper hats and tennis during her visit -- we also did a lot of crafting. She'd brought some yarn for proof-of-concept granny squres, and then casually mentioned that she had a blanket with her that the yarn actually went with, and she'd been working on crocheting the blanket four years ago and put it down, and she probably wasn't going to work on it, and whatever... And then she pulled the blanket out of her bag and it blew my mind completely. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I love the colors, I love the ripple design, I love the fact that it's not an afghan, but rather a giant, snuggly bed blanket -- it's perfection. But I hate to crochet. Good thing I had a stack of fabrics in this sort of palette that Pookie had picked out for me, and there was a zig-zag quilt in one of the Kaffe Fassett books that I've long been in a dance of death with, so I immediately whipped out our Bella Solids color card and got to picking out solids to go with my fall prints, so I can have a quilt just like this. I MUST HAVE A QUILT JUST LIKE THIS. I love it so much. And that's my story.