I wove in all the ends on this one tonight. Even though I catch the yarn ends when I’m crocheting, I like to go back and run the yarn in the opposite direction a bit to make sure it’s caught securely. This combination of stitch and yarn made a soft cozy blanket.
- Pattern – Blanket Stitch found free on Ravelry
- Hook size – H
- Yarn – LionBrand Mandala, colorway is Cupid – 3 cakes used
- Chained 150
- Blanket measures approximately 47 x 44
I only had 3 skeins of this yarn and it ended up a little wider than long but I like the stripes of colors going vertically as well as horizontally so I don’t think it matters. Typically, I prefer to have 4 skeins of this brand/type when I start a blanket and I’m not sure why I only had 3. I’m assuming that it’s because that’s all they had when I bought it but it’s been in stash for a little while and I don’t remember.
Tomorrow is the last day of Mom’s visit and we finished up our sewing today and I carted all the supplies, lights, and the machines back downstairs. Keith will fold up the tables tomorrow and then move his stuff up to his office and I’ll be back to working downstairs next week. My brother is going to meet me at the TN/VA state line on Sunday which is about half way between us and take Mom the rest of the way home. I wouldn’t mind if I had to drive the whole way myself but he’s saving me a day of travel (9 hours versus 17 or 18 hours) so I appreciate his help.