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2020 Camino Blanket

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Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
It’s done.....even though the walking won’t happen.
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It’s different to my original plan, because the story changed. It started off in the light corner, fairly orderly, colours merging gently into each other.
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by the time I got to this dark portion shadows were gathering over the Camino and I knew there would be no walking in Spain.
I kept crocheting....
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The colours all higgeldy-piggeldy, life uncertain and changeable....and I did many many more red poppies than I had planned - lest we forget, in remembrance of all the lives lost.

I now have 1600 ends to sew in - I’m going to do a few every day that I would have been walking.

And still I hope.
 
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CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
It’s done.....even though the walking won’t happen.
View attachment 72547
It’s different to my original plan, because the story changed. It started off in the light corner, fairly orderly, colours merging gently into each other.
View attachment 72548
by the time I got to this dark portion shadows were gathering over the Camino and I knew there would be no walking in Spain.
I kept crocheting....
View attachment 72549
The colours all higgeldy-piggeldy, life uncertain and changeable....and I did many many more red poppies than I had planned - lest we forget, in remembrance of all the lives lost.

I now have 1600 ends to sew in - I’m going to do a few every day that I would have been walking.

And still I hope.

Never tried crocheting. Is this a manly pursuit? I'm pretty good at being crochety! :)

To cut a long story short: I WANT ONE!

Yours with affection

The Malingerer.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Navarra!
Never tried crocheting. Is this a manly pursuit? I'm pretty good at being crochety! :)

To cut a long story short: I WANT ONE!

Yours with affection

The Malingerer.
There was a time when the women spun the wool (the Spinsters) and it was the men who produced the garments. Of course, being men, they had to take things to the extreme

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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Navarra!
It’s done.....even though the walking won’t happen.
View attachment 72547
It’s different to my original plan, because the story changed. It started off in the light corner, fairly orderly, colours merging gently into each other.
View attachment 72548
by the time I got to this dark portion shadows were gathering over the Camino and I knew there would be no walking in Spain.
I kept crocheting....
View attachment 72549
The colours all higgeldy-piggeldy, life uncertain and changeable....and I did many many more red poppies than I had planned - lest we forget, in remembrance of all the lives lost.

I now have 1600 ends to sew in - I’m going to do a few every day that I would have been walking.

And still I hope.
That's beautiful - reminds me of the PBS America Ident screen mosaic

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Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
@malingerer now is the perfect time to learn! Your motivation is exactly what made me learn a decade ago. Never too late.
 

Bad Pilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Far too many...
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)

ouroboros

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012) (2019)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
It’s done.....even though the walking won’t happen.
View attachment 72547
It’s different to my original plan, because the story changed. It started off in the light corner, fairly orderly, colours merging gently into each other.
View attachment 72548
by the time I got to this dark portion shadows were gathering over the Camino and I knew there would be no walking in Spain.
I kept crocheting....
View attachment 72549
The colours all higgeldy-piggeldy, life uncertain and changeable....and I did many many more red poppies than I had planned - lest we forget, in remembrance of all the lives lost.

I now have 1600 ends to sew in - I’m going to do a few every day that I would have been walking.

And still I hope.
 

Mike Blackard

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF -Sept.-Oct 2018 , CF Aug- Oct 2019
(CF or VdlP summer/fall 2020)
What a beautiful work of art. Was your design inspired by the electron microscope photos of the corona (crown) virus? Doesn't matter- It's obvious you put heart and soul into this project.
At the risk of being ridiculed by all crocheters - can you do this with polyester, or nylon fibers? I'm thinking a very light weight one of these would be fantastic on the camino.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
What a beautiful work of art. Was your design inspired by the electron microscope photos of the corona (crown) virus? Doesn't matter- It's obvious you put heart and soul into this project.
At the risk of being ridiculed by all crocheters - can you do this with polyester, or nylon fibers? I'm thinking a very light weight one of these would be fantastic on the camino.
Indeed this very blanket is made with acrylic yarn (even though I typically prefer natural products)
 

Mike Blackard

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF -Sept.-Oct 2018 , CF Aug- Oct 2019
(CF or VdlP summer/fall 2020)
Rachel, thanks for the fast response. So how much does this blanket weigh? I'm assuming one could roll it up pretty tight for backpacking.
We were just in New Zealand about this time last year. Cruise from Brisbane to San Francisco via New Zealand, Tahiti, etc (41 glorious nights) with 3 stops in NZ. Loved Auckland.
 
What a beautiful work of art. Was your design inspired by the electron microscope photos of the corona (crown) virus? Doesn't matter- It's obvious you put heart and soul into this project.
At the risk of being ridiculed by all crocheters - can you do this with polyester, or nylon fibers? I'm thinking a very light weight one of these would be fantastic on the camino.
My thoughts exactly altho it might take a lifetime to complete and at 82 I could be pushin me luck! :)

The Malingerer.
 

Delphinoula

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C.Franconia 2019 C.Algeciras Sevillia 2019
Swabian C. (2020)
It reminds me of quilting with a secret message. Thank you for the inspiration.

Yes men crochet and knit. All my men can. Father and sons. If they do it’s a different story.
 

Delphinoula

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C.Franconia 2019 C.Algeciras Sevillia 2019
Swabian C. (2020)
What a beautiful work of art. Was your design inspired by the electron microscope photos of the corona (crown) virus? Doesn't matter- It's obvious you put heart and soul into this project.
At the risk of being ridiculed by all crocheters - can you do this with polyester, or nylon fibers? I'm thinking a very light weight one of these would be fantastic on the camino.
There is on YouTube project of groups making mats for the homeless.
 

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