Episode III: Attack of the Feline
Capricha downright insisted on taking part in the photos for my latest project. What a beautiful grand dame!
I started this blanket way back in May in the midst of preparations for our big move. Crochet is downright soothing to my senses, so it was just the ticket. The crochet part didn't take too long -- that was done in July. Weaving in the ends, however... Let's just say this blanket hibernated in a cozy corner of the rec room, waiting for hints of spring.
pattern: stripy dog blanket, by Nikki Trench
source: The Cool Girl's Guide to Crochet (terrible title, but some really cute patterns)
dusty sage, dusty blue, strawberry, blueberry, almond, walnut, & pistachio
hook: Clover Soft Touch ~ "J"
notes:Clearly this is no dog blanket! The foundation chain had 166 sts, and I should have used a larger hook for this, as it's a little tight. The pattern's essentially just half double crochet, changing colors every row. It’s super soft and cozy. The yarn is so fluffy that it’s almost like working with cotton balls, and curling up with the blanket is like snuggling with a cloud.
I kept running out of yarn and buying more. In the end it took something like 42 skeins (or maybe 49, but let's not go there). Just thinking about the quantity of yarn makes me shudder. It does, however, fit our queen-size bed. And I love it.
Capricha clearly loves it, too.
P.S. Think Charlie Sheen seems nuts lately? Me too! See cats quote Charlie Sheen.