It's a crochet blanket his late grandmother made many years ago and had been put in a bag in the garage loft, tucked away safe and sound..... or so we thought..... When I opened it up I discovered the mice had made a lovely nest in it all cosy and warm. And mice being mice they had done this..
Lots of mouse house renovations I think or maybe mouse restaurant. Either way it stank! The Best Beloved thought that the best thing might be just to throw it away! I know, I know but that's men for you.
So I washed it and it regained a little of its sparkle again. As you can see it is double bed size and must have taken his grandmother ages.
But now the question is how do I repair it? Obviously I am never going to be able to get wool to match and I would have to work out how she did each square. I did wonder whether I make new squares to replace those that have been chewed or do I take off a whole strip of 4 squares from one side and use those to replace damaged ones?
And then of course there is the problem with the border. I think with that I shall undo the whole thing to be able to re-use the wool and perhaps add a new inner border before reworking the green one. Or have the green as an inner border and then add a new outer one in another colour to maintain the proportions.
The move to Cumbria is progressing slowly and Ill tell you more another time. Have a great weekend.