I thought Id take some time to add a previously finished project for your viewing pleasure. Its the one featured as my background. I just love it. It's sunggly and cheery and happy. The pattern is the ever popular granny stripes from Lucy at Attic24. The yarn is left over Stylecraft Special DK from a giant granny square I did in painted crochet. Its so snuggly and cheap (I love cheap yarn that also looks and feels great.)
The Specs ::
Yarn :: Stylecraft Special DK in Plum//Magenta//Wisteria//Cloud Blue//Aster//Turquoise//Teal//Meadow//Citron//Sunshine//Jaffa//Shrimp//Raspberry
Hook :: 4mm
Size :: 73"w x 71"l (186x180cm)
Starting Ch :: 300
Pattern :: Attic 24 // Ravelry
My Ravelry :: here
Does not that make you happy? It comfortably fits on the back and seat of a 3 seater couch. Long enough to cover my hubby and wide enough to fit us both. Or double it up for a warmer blanket for one.
Darning the ends was a nightmare. I decdied to sew the ends back into the work so the border wouldn't bunch. I normally hook over the ends into the border for better staying power but it never turns out nice. I am still looking for the best way to handle the ends. I am certain that it is everyone else's nightmare as well. After some use as a blanket and fort they are already coming loose. But the border looks fantastic!
I also followed Lucy's border. I was going to make up my own but by the end of it I was ready to move on so we have :: Magenta granny clusters followed by Sunshine and Shrimp DC (TC for you Brits) a Wisteria SC row (DC) and then Lucy's mini picot in Magenta.
Love this yarn so much I just ordered a ton more for another project.