Saturday, June 23, 2012

Update: still seeking a friend, but I found the crochet

Well, that was fast!  Thanks to some shameless self-promotion in a Ravelry forum, one of my friends there was able to point me to the origins of the crocheted item seen on Keira Knightley in 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'.  Drum roll, please....

It's the Quirky Heirloom Throw from Anthropologie!  This place is like the Pottery Barn of fabric-y things, and makes me think of that episode of 'Friends' when Rachel has to invent funky flea market backstories to an apartment's worth of furniture because Phoebe hates Pottery Barn.  The place is full of cute and quirky things that are just the other side of ridiculously expensive for someone who isn't raking in $1 million an episode.

The good news for crafters who might have a similarly biased roommate is that they can make this themselves, rather than spending $198.  There just happens to be a store located here in Austin, so I'm going to try and seek this out for a closer look.  I may not crochet quite yet, but Mom does, and she's a great detective when it comes to figuring out how things were made.  So stay tuned for more!


  1. Great find!! You rock! Thanks for answering my question... That blanket has haunted my crochet dreams for months now... LOL!!!
    You've got a cute blog!
    xo Jaime

  2. Sorry to disappoint but I really don't think this is it. Having just seen the film (I'm UK based)and not taken my eye off the blanket for a minute! It's a lot more random than this Anthropologie one.

  3. Interesting, thanks for the input! I think the movie one is a little more pink as well, I'm not sure it's a complete one-for-one, but it's the closest match so far. Almost like whoever made the Anthropologie one made another slightly different one for the film.

  4. I actually just saw the movie on HBO this past weekend and have been trying to decipher the blanket! It is like the crazy quilt of crochet! If no one has figured out t he pattern or found it, I suggest making lots of different flower motifs and the using an open-work lace pattern to sew them together as you see fit. Lay them out however you choose

    1. I'm in the process of doing that right now. Making lots of granny squares and flower motifs. I will put a similar boarder but I may leave the fringe off. I'm not a fan of fringe