Today’s post will demonstrate my six degrees of separation from this blanket’s theme. From four different angles.
Today’s post is just silly.
1. I am Scottish on my dad’s side — The argyle pattern comes from Scotland — The area of Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland, is the birthplace of the Scottish nation — From within Argyll comes the Clan Campbell, and argyle is their pattern — Unfortunately, I am not a Campbell.
2. The sport of curling comes from Scotland — I’m a little Scottish, as I mentioned — AND I have been curling, once — My husband once worked with a manager, Ken, who was Canadian. Ken rented us some ice and split us up into teams so everyone could have a try — I was not very good at helping the stone along with my broom, but I had fun — I still accidentally call the curling stone a “kettle” because of that distinctively shaped handle on top.
3. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Norwegian men’s curling team wore argyle — They did this, of course, because argyle comes from Scotland — As I have mentioned, curling comes from Scotland too — I am Scottish on my dad’s side — I married a Norwegian — We watched the 2010 Winter Olympics.
4. I like plaid — When I was a girl, my mom made me a circle skirt made of plaid wool — Plaid originated in Scotland just like argyle — Those Scots have some mad fabric skills — I’m working on some fabric skills of my own — I may have mentioned: I’m Scottish on my dad’s side.
Here’s what I hope you actually learn from this post (beyond exposure to my terrible six-degrees-of-separation reasoning): Joan finally made something masculine! This is large and manly, comfy, cozy and definitely big enough for two. And am I alone in thinking lovingly of Charlie Brown when I see that zig-zag pattern above?
“In Argyle Style” (Size: 70″ x 86″)
(This is no longer available for sale.)
8 thoughts on ““In Argyle Style””
One day I may venture into making blankets as large as the ones you make. I’ve made a few larger ones.
Joan, your blankets are stunning. This one makes me yearn for a cool day to snuggle underneath its warmth!
Mrs. Olson, I love your blankets!
Your blankets just keep getting more beautiful!
Love it! They’ve all been wonderful and amazing in their own way. But I really like this one!
Part of the fun of making a variety of blankets is seeing how people respond to each one — essentially, seeing who likes what. It’s funny that I’m not very good at predicting that part, even with people I know well!
It’s bluer, but it reminds me of the first one you made me back in college! xo
It definitely has similarities! If you ever want a binding on that one vs. its blanket stitch, just bring it on home ;).