The Graduation Blanket


Two months ago, around the time I temporarily fell off of the blogosphere, my baby sister graduated from high school! Gah, I feel old. Anyway, it’s an important milestone, so I decided that a thoughtless gift like a Betsey Johnson handbag would not do the trick (although I’m sure she’d have no qualms about receiving that), so I decided to make her a special afghan.


Photos by A&K Photography

Having a mountain of yarn in my room from general over-buying, and forgetting-about, I chose a few colors that I thought she’d like (and that I liked!) and went to town. I don’t even know how many granny squares I crocheted, but it felt like a million. (Also, in real life this reddish yarn is actually a pinky magenta.)

Also, if you are new to reading my blog, I live in San Francisco, where Mark Twain is rumored to have once said “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” so, you can imagine how it’s possible for me to crochet year-round. Visiting home in Victorville (aka The High Desert) is another story.

By the time I got to my parents’, all I had left to do was sew up the rows. This required the entire blanket to be on my lap at times. Talk about being warm!

Benny, cuddled up with Mr. Panda, watching the VMAs

But luckily with the urgency to finish it before her graduation party, and the adorable encouragement of my sister’s dog Benny (seen above), I finished it! And my sister loved it. Mission accomplished.

If you’d like to learn how to make a blanket of your own, here’s a great tutorial on how to make granny squares over on The Purl Bee: http://www.purlbee.com/granny-square-project/ And if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email at hellotati{at}yahoo{dot}com. I’m happy to help!

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1 Comment

  1. Posted August 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I love it! Also, is it weird that wintery summers sound divine to me?

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    tatiana Reply:

    Thanks! And not at all. :) As long as you take vitamin D!

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