I ask the question ” another blanket?”, “yes” comes back the reply. “Why?”. “You know why”. Yes I do know why – just this once. Hopefully by now you are asking the same question.  We need to go back about six months, then we were struggling to find room to display or use the latest blanket that my wife had made. It was a lovely blanket, but most of the chairs already had blankets covering them. Do we put it over another blanket or find another spot for it or another blanket?

Little did we know things were about to change in our house, making the blanket situation a little different!! What happened? You ask. We had decided to get another dog nearly a year after the death of our last dog (Odie). We got one from the dog trust in Ballymena. The people at the trust could not tell us much about Ginger’s background or why she had been abandoned. Having seen and heard of the destruction a dog can bring, I had been joking with my wife what she would do if Ginger destroyed one of her creations?  Lets just say I would not want to be in Ginger’s shoes if she did!!  The day arrived when Ginger came to her new home – a little nervous and jumpy (she can still be the same now and again). At first she did not take much notice of the blankets draped over chairs, all this was soon to change. We decided to give her one of the older blankets as Ginger likes her comforts (don’t we all).

This was fine for a while as we had the blanket over the sofa, she would sit on this and wait at the window for unsuspecting callers. Then one day she was not happy with the position of the blanket, so Ginger clawed and pulled at it till she had it in a ball, like a nest, to get herself comfy. ‘Well would you look at that, she just loves her comfort’ (came the response from the wife). She hadn’t caused any damage to the blanket.and this went on for a few weeks, with us even setting it up for her. Then she decided that one blanket was not enough. Once she had one down she started to work on my Star Wars blanket so she could have that one too. At one stage Ginger we thought was  being affectionate, but we soon realised she just wanted me off my seat to get my blanket!!

Then there is the Catherine Wheel blanket which has been mentioned before,


the fun we have had with Ginger while it was being made kept us laughing at times.  Every time it came out Ginger would be over to inspect it and when it was long enough to reach the ground Ginger would lie on it then be shooed off, but would sneak up to get back on it and be shooed off again and again and again………….

The Catherine Wheel  blanket is now finished and the colourway pattern is now available Catherine Wheel Colourway Pattern

Till next time Happy crocheting (keep up the good work), and as for us – we wonder which blanket will be the next one claimed by the blanket thief.

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