Wednesday, 6 July 2016

vintage inspired granny blanket and vintage finds

I know, its a bit warm to be sitting under a granny blanket, but as I'm now trying to complete the border I am trying to do this in the evening in the garden in the shade. I gave up last night in favor of my granny square inspired top, the back (or front) is almost finished, it will be tonight (yah!)

granny square jumper in progress
glorious granny squares

June was definitely a granny square kind of month, just looking back on all my Instagram feeds, wow so many granny squares. I am totally hooked or obsessed, which ever way you look at it. Last night I sat in the garden crocheting and the big pot of red geraniums are about to flower. Good old Morrison's supermarket, always great quality plants and reasonable. Well gardening shouldn't be about spending vast amounts of money, should it? I potted three plants into a plastic tub my mum gave me ages ago. I went back to get more geraniums for the matching pot but sadly none left. I will post a picture once the buds are in flower, there will be lots of them

vintage Bakelite beehive wool holder

Here is my latest vintage find, isn't it lovely? It also has the original plastic tie attached. One to cherish. I wonder who used to use this? Its in such fabulous condition, almost new. Not bad since it was made in the 1950s


mamasmercantile said...

That really is a great find, I love it particularly the colour.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

What a fab find, I've never seen anything like it before x

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Amanda,

I always love granny squares! :)

And your yarn dispenser is amazing. Funnily enough I saw one on instagram in my feed last week, perhaps they will be making a come back now more people are doing knitting and crochet!

You were extremely lucky to have found one!

Have a nice weekend!

Ingrid xx

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I haven't used it yet too scared to in case I break it x

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I've found another one 😉

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Wouldn't that be great, there certainly is a booming industry for knitting and crochet over the past few years x

Crafty in the Med said...

uhhh a blast from the past!!! I do remember those beehive wool holders my mother had one and that was a....long time ago! What a find!!!

keep well

Amanda xx