My blanket journey started 5 years ago when my dad was first diagnosed with cancer and I’d learnt to crochet. I started with a granny stripe blanket
taking it along to my dad’s hospital appointments. I was amazed at how many people stopped to look at me crocheting all the bright colours in the waiting room, it wasn’t a gloomy visit, far from it. At the end of my dad’s treatment I gave him that blanket which he still uses today and my love of crochet took over my life. I decided this year that rather than bake I’d Crochet instead - one of my Orla Kiely 1970s inspired blankets, big and cosy for autumn nights.