I started a new crazy project. I so don’t need this project!! I should be working on new quilt patterns, or perhaps some Christmas gifts…like 8 weeks away Christmas! That’s what I get for looking at other people’s blogs! I was inspired by Lucy over at Attic 24 and decided to ripple along with her. This is a crochet project and I am using a size G hook and Valley Supperwash DK from Webs. Yes, that’s right, I’m crocheting a blanket. Dumb. But hopefully totally worth it!
The pattern is very easy and involves mostly a double crochet. I consider myself a beginner at crochet and with Lucy’s in depth pattern/pictures, I picked it up very easily.
Lucy uses fantastically bright colors and I wanted to try and go outside my comfort zone with similar colors. So far, my first 3 rows are very inside my comfort zone…. ha! I guess I wanted to get the project off to a good start. I have 15 different colors, so somewhere in there something will stretch me. Blues/greens/gray/red/orange/cream/purples.
I actually started this project with different yarn, but after the first row decided that the yarn was too scratchy. uggg. I really wanted a soft squishy blanket to cuddle up with my boys under, so I decided to start over with something else. They say if you don’t like it now, you aren’t going to like it in 10 rows. So I quickly cast that itchy yarn aside. Since I needed thirty 50g balls, wowza!, I had to pick carefully so I didn’t have to take out a loan. Valley Superwash DK was the winner and I really like it. Plus I got a discount! I’m all for supporting your local yarn shops, but if they don’t have what you are looking for Webs is a great option!
If you would like to ripple along, the pattern is found here. Thanks Lucy!