I am home sick from work today – not to worry, I think today was the end of it, and I should be good as new (or at least 90% there) by tomorrow. Definitely going back to work then anyway. So today, in between naps and netflix, I finished a long-ongoing project. I started this blanket over winter break, and worked on it on and off since then. I had no idea how HUGE it would be when I started it, although, secretly, I think I wanted it to be gigantic. I wanted to make something for myself, and fell in love with this “mist” yarns from Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand – I used Seaspray Mist (Green), Taupe Mist, Denim Mist, Purple Mist, Tangerine Mist, and Rose Mist.
I chained 217, and crocheted 2 rows of double crochet in each color. I finished the crocheting about 3 weeks ago, and I have been hiding stitches ever since. 20-30 minutes a day, so as not to get too bored of the work. It is a simple pattern, but I think it turned out beautifully, and now I have a cozy King size blanket, or if I double it over, a super warm and snuggly couch blanket.
I love the simplicity of it. I love the colors. I love the size and snuggliness (is that a word? If not, can it be?!!) of it. Usually when I work on a blanket of this size, it is a gift for someone, and there is a deadline for it (Christmas, birthdays, etc.). As that deadline fast approaches, I work furiously and fervently to finish, and in the process grow almost so sick of the project, that I am glad to get it out of my house, lol. With this blanket, I knew it was for me, so I worked slowly, and took lots of breaks from it, working on other projects in between and making sure I did not get tired of it. Now the reward is that I super LOVE this blanket, and I am so glad I made it. I so rarely ever make myself anything, but I am really glad I made this one! I hope you make something for yourself once and a while too! Even if it is something simple and elegant like this blanket. 🙂