I forgot to measure it, but here is some information:
- Each row was 105 stitches across. Each color had twelve rows and each white stripe had four rows. I worked on it for seven days over a span of nine. And I made up the pattern! (Which is why the border is kind of funny.)
- I used all Vanna's Choice Baby in Lamb (one and a half skeins), Cherry Cherry, Goldfish, Pink Poodle, Sweet Pea, and Duckie (all the colors took not quite a full skein.) I used a J-hook for the whole thing.
I was so happy that it turned out, that I got it done in time, and that Coley loved it! I knew I wanted it to be extra-specially made because she's an amazing crocheter.
|Chester inspecting the yarn.|
It was really fun doing such a large project. It wasn't difficult and I didn't have to count, so it was perfect to sit and relax and stitch away. Each row took me about ten minutes, depending if I crocheted straight through or not. The best part about making this project was that eventually I got to cuddle under a blanket while working. It has totally inspired me to make my own MaDonna-sized afghan someday - I think if this one took me a week or so to make, and if I want to make my blanket four times bigger (does that sound right?), it'll only take a little over a month! That's not so bad! As long as I can stay dedicated to working on it and not starting anything new..
|The yarn is so soft and cosy! I love it.|
So that is something that I've been working on! My other long-term project is all boxed up to send out on Monday to Miss Twinkie, and I will post about that once she does. WINK! Today's plan? Doing dishes, watching my Vikings lose again, baking peanut butter cookies, and crocheting up some Game Boy gloves.