Isn't it pretty?!
2 Skeins of Lion Brand Pound of Love in white
Border Lion Brand Pound of Love in turquoise
I am sooooo happy with the result. I was tempted to keep it or make one for myself. Who would have thought? Those who know me or have read for a while know that I have an aversion to squares. I think that aversion may be abating thanks to this blanket. Yes, there was a lot of sewing, but it wasn't that bad with 8 inch squares. Yipee! I did it!
.Patriotic Blanket. It had several false starts. I'm using Red Heart and was surprised to find it so stiff and scratchy. I've used it before. It suddenly occurred to me that I've been working with wool and baby soft yarn for so long that "regular" acrylic felt strange.
I actually abandoned the first red I chose because the dye made it too stiff. I realized from checking the skeins that the lighter colors were more pliable and somewhat softer. So, I switched out the dark red and navy blue for "Red Hot" and "Royal". the picture doesn't do it justice, but it is really striking!
And then I made one more change. It seemed to me that a square lapghan might be awkward to use. So, I made it rectangular. I wish now I had actually made it longer. Ah well, that is what adventures in crochet are all about. I'll know better next time! =-D
Have a nice weekend.