My, my, how can I resist you.
What is it they say about idle hands? Anyway, mine don’t stay idle long enough! Still, with two projects in WIP status, I go and add another. I must be mad.
This is a blanket for my mother in law. I promised to make one at Christmas last year. It’s just taken me a while to get yarn together and get started. But I thought I should make her something before the cold weather sets in.
So this chenille yarn from Sirdar are the ones I found at nearly 50% off and grabbed both boxes. I’m making it in moss stitch as it comes out quite nice in this bulky yarn and is so softly textured to the touch. I find it a better stitch than just US double crochet on its own, which tends to be a bit gappy, whereas this feels more solid as a fabric.
I know these are probably more baby colours, but the pastel shades work well I think as alternating stripes.
This is more of a lap blanket, so it’s just 100 chains wide, but I’ll add two rounds or three of a border. Either in the same colours or in a contrast colour.
Otherwise, work continues on my Never-ending Granny bedspread. I am currently debating with myself how much of an overhang I want in the sides of the bed. And at the moment it’s a question of how much longer each round takes to complete and whether I can stay sane. 🙂
I am determined that next weekend may be the finish line for it. So stay tuned.