This feels a bit odd to be creating a blog post! It's been so long since I did that! I was a bit burned out on blogging and stopped posting early last year. Then, life got crazy busy with going back to work for a while, my daughter graduating from college (with two bachelor degrees...I'm so proud of her!), moving my daughter to another state for grad school, and lots and lots of busy-ness! I'm attempting a come back. It's a little hard to decide where to start. So, I'll start with a post about some fun projects I did this last year...
I found a pattern on Ravelry that I just couldn't get out of my mind. It looked like a lot of fun to make. It also looked quick....which was part of the fun! The pattern is the "5 1/2 Hour Throw" and you can find it free on Ravelry. It requires three strands of yarn and a size "Q" crochet hook.
I thought it would look nice with three different kinds of yarn...a yarn that has some variation of color and some airy softness/fuzziness (I used about four skeins of Homespun), a solid with a bit of sheen (I used just over two skeins of Simply Soft), and a solid that has more of a mat finish (I used about two skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Solids). I used about 750 yards of each kind of yarn.
I made this one for my daughter. I love how it turned out and it looks great with her green chair and all the other colors she uses to decorate her apartment. Best of all....she loves it! The colors are beautiful in person!
I made this one for our house and was able to de-stash by using some leftover yarn from a blanket I finished knitting last year.
These chunky throws are warm and cozy despite all the holes and they're super soft and cozy! Just ask Penelope....she thinks I made this one just for her! She lays on it a lot.
This pattern is so fun, easy, and quick that it's a bit addicting. I made a third one for a wedding gift. I was told the couple likes blue. I had a hard time finding a blue I liked as Homespun doesn't seem to have a big selection of blues. Some looked like 80's/90's "country blue". I didn't think that would be a good idea. I ended up with this combination. It turned out pretty and I think they like it.
The chunky hook and three strands of yarn make for a quick project. Each throw took a week or less to make.
I would love to make another chunky throw but I have so many blankets right now and I'm not sure I know anyone who needs one. But, if I find a reason to make another one, I'm sure there won't be much hesitation! ;-)