And they don't tend to go for very much in charity shops, which is obviously brilliant if you want one but don't fancy spending hours and hours with a crochet hook and a growing pile of grannies.
I wouldn't even like to think how much time I've invested in mine, and it's still nowhere near a blanket. I don't want it to become a project that's always not quite finished.
So somehow it almost felt wrong to buy one, but I couldn't resist this crocheted throw I found in a secondhand shop in Hereford.
The colours are gorgeous I think - even better than in the photo, and it's more lovely than my attempt. Really it is. The blanket cost £8.
£8 for all that work.
Another woolly secondhand buy last week - two balls of white Fancy Yarn, well that's what it says on the label - 20p each. It's great for knitting sheep, though this one does look a bit like a shaggy fuzz ball...
...a quick shear with some scissors and there you have it - more sheep-like?
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