When we bought our summer cottage a few years back, it came furnished and the previous owners left some old blankets, curtains etc. We threw most of them out but I was reluctant to throw out this old woolen blanket. I took it home last fall with the intent to make over this blanket and give it a new life.
So, this week, as we prepare to open the cottage for the summer, I dug out the blanket. I hummed and hawed over how to best manage it. Then while looking at the raggy ends, I decided surging them off was the way to start. I surged off one ragged end. The other end, that had a sizeable hold in it near the end. I surged off about 6 inches from that end. It's more square now than long, but I really like it. Just like a quilt, I made a 2.5" binding and added it to the blanket, just like a quilt.
To complete the blanket makover, I re-stitched on the original label that was just hanging on by a few threads. The label says this blanket came from the Strathroy Woolen Mills in Ontario.
I think I'm going to enjoy this blanket as we snuggle on the cool mornings at the cottage.