It's done. I finished the blanket.
I'm kinda sad.
I liked working on this blanket. It was so warm and comforting sitting by the fire mindlessly crocheting. I need to start another one. Like pronto.
And as I was crocheting so blissfully my house was being demolished around me.
1. More library books than we have time to read
2. A snow globe that has seen so much action the poor snowmen have lost their carrot noses
3. A mantel still undecorated ... and I'm not too optimistic
4. One of the three lanterns from the boys adventure. Think every blanket and pillow on the street - no in Virginia - piled, draped, hung in my living room
5. My now empty crochet basket. Boo. Hoo.
6. My camera case that has been sitting there f.o.r.e.v.e.r. it's become an accessory and requires dusting
7. A Thanksgiving book that never made it into the bin (Yes, I am annal. I have bins for each holiday. It's the only way I stay sane ... well, ok - not sane but find everything)
8. A cat who insisted upon sitting on my lap and lying on the blanket while trying to take pictures ... not unlike what he did while I was crocheting it
9. Said blanket in action. Gotta make sure it really works before it's gifted
10. The sofa that also would not cooperate while trying to photograph the blanket. How in the world did our couch get so stained, written on, painted ...
Some quick stats: I have no idea how big it is. I used 2 whole pounds of love and about 1/4 of a 3rd. I cropped the top picture (so you wouldn't see how trashed my foyer is - can't let you all think I'm a total slob now can I). I am 5 ft 6 1/2 in (you know that 1/2 inch very is important) and the blanket was resting on the top of my feet and my arms weren't fully spread out. This will work nicely when curled up in a chair or on the sofa. The pattern can be found here on Ravelry and here directly.
So there you have it. One of my most favorite projects thus far. I'd like to say I'm off to clean my living room but ... let's be real here people. I'm getting ready to spend waaaayy to much on Ravelry looking for the next one. What are you about to do?