I hit the thrifting jackpot last week when I found this amazing lap blanket (amongst other things)! I saw the beautiful colors and the contrast of the bright pinks next to the black background and knew I needed this in my life. I was in the fitting room and suddenly knew I needed to wear this blanket. I. Love. Wearing. Blankets.
Step 1. I stitched up all of the tears. There were a LOT. This blanket had definitely seen better days, so in a way I feel like I rescued it and can give it a new life.
Step 2. I braided three strands of yarn together and attached them to either side to use to tie the shawl.
Step 3. I "tried on" my blanket and figured out where my arms would comfortably hang and marked where I wanted my arm holes. At this point I added my arm holes by pulling two of the granny squares apart and cutting the thread that held them together and took the stitching out until it was as wide as I wanted it.
Step 4. I chose a bright purple to stitch around my arm holes because I wanted this to be noticeable and not just look like rips in the shawl.
I'm happy with how this project turned out and it only took a couple of hours. It would be SO much faster if you were working with a blanket that was fully intact in the beginning.