Last night I was lying sprawled out on the couch under the Identity Crisis blanket getting my final fix of Mr. Don Draper in Mad Men.
Geez, I love Mad Men! The smoking in the office, the drinking in the office, the unashamedly sexist comments, the fashion, LSD trips, everything! I love it so much I didn’t even crochet in front of the TV, just so that I could give the season finale my undivided attention.
As a reward, the Gods of Crochet rewarded me with a granny square blanket right there on Beth’s hospital bed!
The blanket is a basic granny in the typical late 1960’s colours of brown, olive and orange. It’s done in big squares of orange or brown, the last round of each being olive green. I think the squares are about 10 rounds each with the olive as the last round. When you join up all the squares, the olive round of one will lie next to the olive of the square next to it, forming a grid of olive which sort of frames the orange and brown squares.
If I remember correctly, the edging was done as a row of brown with a scalloped edge in olive. Something like this.
If the Season 5 Finale was a let down for you, you can always count on your granny square afghan to bring you comfort. It may not be Don Draper, but it’s just as easy on the eye.
see, its all the rage – I keep telling all my friends!
I love Mad Men too, (for all those reasons and then some)! I can’t believe that the season is over already! It’s the only TV show I plan my evening around.For me the finale had all the right stuff (including the afghan!) Thanks for sharing it. (love the pic of your TV by the way!)
oh my gosh I love spotting knitting and crochet on tv and in films!!
I especially love spotting granny square blankets in films etc – for some reason that makes me very happy
Me too! I get super excited when I see grannies on screen 🙂
Aaaah… do you still remember Roseanne’s blanket? I always wanted to have one!
Just dropped in to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award over at my blog (made-in-k-town.blogspot.com)
I don’t know if you’d like to play along, but I really enjoy following your blog – even if I rarely take the time to write a comment 🙂
Have a great week-end,
Thank you very much for the award Barbara, it’s the firstSunshine Award I’ve received. It’s a great honour to be in your list of favourite blogs 😀
I love that show! I just nominated you for an award too – Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂 Enjoy. http://joyfulwise.com/2012/06/19/i-got-vbad/