Once upon a time there was a lady who had a lot of wool. She had so much wool that she didn't know what to do.
She decided that she would use as much of the wool she could, so every night after dinner she would knit and crochet and knit and crochet.
In her boxes and boxes of wool, she had lots of wool from Iceland. Over twenty balls of cream, coffee and chocolate coloured wool, bought on sale many years before. It was very thick and a bit scratchy, not the best wool for a scarf or jumper.
This lady had a little dog called Jack. Since the weather was turning cold she thought she might make him a blanket to keep him warm at night. As Jack was white and tan, she thought she would make his blanket from the cream and coffee coloured wool from Iceland.
One night after dinner, she sat on her sofa watching TV and started to crochet. First a thick stripe of cream wool. Then a stripe of coffee wool. Another stripe of cream wool. Followed by more coffee wool. Fairly soon she had a cream and coffee blanket big enough to keep Jack warm on winter nights.
However, this Lady also had a husband. And it seemed he too was cold on winter nights. Seeing Jack's blanket, and feeling how warm it was, he told her it was too good for a dog blanket. He asked if she would make it into a blanket to keep him warm instead. The husband was in luck. His wife had lots of wool, more than enough to make a blanket for him. And she was very crafty, so she could easily turn the dog blanket into a man blanket.
The next night after dinner she started to add crochet stripes of chocolate to the stripes of cream and tan. The blanket grew and grew and soon it was large enough to cover her tall husband - from under his chin to the tip of his toes. And it was toasty warm.
Her husband was very happy with his blanket. After dinner he would sit on the sofa, under his blanket, while he watched TV. And Jack would sit on his lap, so he could enjoy the warmth of the blanket.
And the Lady, her husband and Jack the dog were warm all winter long.