With all the media about the 'craft boom' of late, I guess it's hardly surprising that craft has been appropriated by manufacturing.
I saw this rug yesterday in a mag... yes, it's a rug, made of wool and linen but printed to look like a granny square blanket.
The rugs are by Kasthall designer, Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, who crocheted the design from leftover bits of yarn. The pattern was then transferred onto the rugs. She called the design Karin after her grandmother.
It is great that they love granny square blankets enough to use the design, but I'd prefer a hand crocheted granny blanket any day ;)
What do you think? Is this *wow* for you? Am I being too old-school?
You can find the rugs here.