Or, a few hours equals a lap blanket…
Project: Lap Blanket
This will head west tomorrow for Dawn’s charity lap blanket challenge. There’s still time, so please consider cranking out a lap blanket for someone at Dawn’s grandmother’s nursing home. If a lap blanket doesn’t fit into your yarn plans right now, I’m betting that the nursing home nearest you would gladly take donations most any time.
Pattern: Fox’s Beginner Round Ripple I’ve wanted to make a ripple blanket for a while, basically since I got comfortable with crochet. For whatever reason, I find crocheting in the round more fun than hooking flat, row after row. This was a great little pattern, and really, if you can chain and double crochet, you can make one of your own.
If you don’t know how to do the magic adjustable ring, you are really missing out. I’m lucky that I learned that little trick in my first crochet workshop, and maybe it’s why I love to crochet in the round.
Yarn: Let’s just say three different acrylics, okay? I honestly don’t even know what the lilac is. I’m going to guess Red Heart, but I don’t know. It was part of a bag of yarn a former employee’s girlfriend (got that?) gave me. I don’t love knitting with acrylics, but I can tell you that Caron’s One Pound (pink) is less offensive than the Lion Brand Pound of Love (yellow) and the very coarse lilac.
Hook: #I, Boye, of course.
Verdict: Don’t be surprised to see this one again. Once you get past the “starter doily” in the center, it’s rapid-fire double crochet. Being crochet, it’s a little heavy for a baby blanket (like I would know!), but I think it’ll make a sturdy, warm lap blanket. I hope it makes some sweet lady very happy.
That was what I did yesterday. I also spun a bit, but it’s going to be a long time before I have a finished yarn to show you. Today, I washed and blocked three older projects, but we’ll talk about them later in the week. Now, I’m going to knit on the other blanket that I’ve ignored most of the week. How did your weekend shape up?