I've been wanting to make a recycled wool blanket for some time now. I just haven't gotten to it. But one of my projects for a Christmas gift was a lap blanket for my son and his girlfriend.
I finally got it done this weekend!
Many of the pieces came from an 2XL men's wool trench coat. I had originally seen it at one of my local thrift shops for $15.00. I, being quite cheap, was tempted, but didn't want to spend that much on a coat.
One day last week I went into the shop and everything was 1/2 off! I grabbed the coat as soon as I saw it. Nice deal!
My son is partial to darker colors, but I wanted to make sure that I added one spot of nice purple (upper left corner of the first photo).....just so he could see it and always think of his mom. :-)
PS. Don't worry - they don't read my blog - so they won't see this before Christmas!