I wanted to share my current work in progress.
Well, *one* of my works in progress.
I am still working on my ripple blanket, and I am still in love with it. I just needed a break from it. Just for a little while. (Love-you-miss-you-it's-not-you-it's-me, ripple!)
My aunt had made an afghan for my sister a few years ago - which turned out beautifully (and so comfy). I asked her for the pattern and I am really loving it - so pretty, and pretty easy. One of those "sit on the couch and zone out in front of the tv for hours but it's okay 'cause I'm crocheting" projects.
I am using Red Heart yarn, but not the Super Saver suggested in the pattern. I decided to use Red Heart Soft yarn, in a lovely Seafoam color. And while I've been a total yarn snob lately, and really, really into cotton yarns - I am really, really loving this Red Heart Soft. It's very similar to Caron Simply Soft yarn, which I've used before quite a bit, but I think I like the Red Heart better. I compared the two side by side in Michael's and I think the Red Heart Soft just feels better to the touch. More like a natural fiber than the Caron Simply Soft.
Here's the start of my yarn stash for this project. I will need more. (Luckily, it's a no dye lot yarn so no stressing that I don't have enough! Love that.)
I'm also not following the sizing in this pattern either. You know me, I like my afghans big - like, really big. Lap throw? Not in this house. So it's at least twice as big as a lap throw. ...Sigh... Not sure why I do this to myself but I think it will be beautiful when done.
Here's a peek:
That's a J hook if you're wondering, and it's folded up so you can't really tell how big it is. But it's pretty darn big. :)
I'm trying my best to finish this in record time so that I don't have too many projects going on at once. We'll see... best intentions and all that.