Chunky Chunky Love

I don't remember what day it was last week that I first laid eyes on my new obsession, but I can't get it out of my head. I'll admit it - I discovered it during a late night Pinterest binge. Let's not judge. We've all been there. Since I am the marketer's dream (this is literally a nickname of mine, coined by my loving better half who just so happens to be in that business), I am pretty sure the image was served up to me based on my previous likes and pins. I'm not naive enough to think I just discovered this glorious specimen all on my own. But I digress.

Here she is in all her glory....

Via

That cozy, chunky, wrap-me-up-in-it-immediately, throw blanket. Can you even?

I don't even know if I need to explain why I love it so much. It's just so lovely. It appears to be a chameleon, too. It would work so well in many decor styles. Modern? YES. Traditional? ABSOLUTELY. Ecclectic? OF COURSE. Coastal Chic? DUUUHHHHH!!!! I really just can't put into words how much I love this thing. Is it weird that I am now secretly hoping to be in an icebreaker where the question is "If you could be a throw blanket, what kind would you be?". Is anyone still reading this at this point?

If you are, chances are you agree with me. If that is the case, I have good news and bad news.

The Good: These blankets are available from many retailers and even small businesses and crafters on Etsy.

The Bad: As many of us find in life when we love something, it comes at a high price. Like a big one. Like, as in the one I loved the most was nearly $700. For a blanket. OUCH.

The Ugly: Other than my crying when I first saw the price tag, there is none to speak of. This thing is just. so. pretty.

Let's take a peak at a few more images of this chunky monkey...

Of course Serena and Lily has a version. Of course. Look at her casually thrown over the edge of that rattan daybed thing, mingling with the pillows, trying to just blend in. But she knows. She knows she is stealing the show.
I just love it in this dark grey color. And if you weren't sure if it could work in a more minimalistic or modern home. Finspi calms your worries.
Thank you, Not on the High Street, for capturing in photo exactly what I wanted to do with this blanket the moment I saw it.
Maybe I love it even more in BLUSH. I don't know. In my imaginary home, I'd have more than one for sure.  Image via Aussie blogger Oh Eight Oh Nine. Blanket from Aussie shop Nickel.N.Co. Sidetone: this further proves my theory that everything Australian is wonderful.
Maybe I love it even more in BLUSH. I don't know. In my imaginary home, I'd have more than one for sure.  Image via Aussie blogger Oh Eight Oh Nine. Blanket from Aussie shop Nickel.N.Co. Sidetone: this further proves my theory that everything Australian is wonderful.
Check out OHHIO's etsy shop. It's a must. As she describes herself, maker Anna Mo discovered this technique when she was just goofing off trying to knit with her arm (because, that is what awesome creative people do). Above are the knitting needles also used to achieve this style. There's no question these blankets take love and time.

Though I am thoroughly convinced that this is something I would have forever, it's definitely been added to my longer-term (READ: WHEN I WIN THE LOTTERY) wish list.

Maybe I am late to the party on this one, but if I just was successful in introducing this to one person who hadn't seen the dreamy chunkiness yet, I'll call it a win.

Until next time, my broads.