Here it is, I've finally started my Lucy-inspired (attic24) granny blankie (also posted under my page Crochet-Granny's).
The Popsicle Blankie. I couldn't come up with a better name than that. The colors just make you smile and I think will be a good blankie to curl up in when we get sick or on one of those "blah" days. It can't help but make you feel better...
The Popsicle Blankie
Terrible as it may be, there was no way I was going to pay the nearly $350 on Noro yarn to make the suggested blanket. I went to check Noro out at my local yarn store (LYS) to find a sample. It was incredibly dyed yarn, but it was about the scratchy-est yarn I ever felt. Why on earth would anyone ever make a blankie out of something so hideous?!?
So, instead, I'm going the frugal route. Red Heart Yarn provides a vast array of color choices at an economical price. I think I paid $2.88 per skein at our local Walmart. When I get to Santa Fe on Wednesday, I plan on picking up a couple more colors at Michaels to round out the popsicle rainbow of colors. So far, I have:
:: light blue
:: delft blue
:: Aruba sea
:: cherry red
:: dark orchid
:: Aran (off white)
:: light raspberry
Hooked until 1am when J came home from the office. As I've posted on Ravelry, I definitely need to rethink that gold and get to the Michaels in Santa Fe for some light/dark green/teal and pale orange and pink.
Here's the progress:
Of course, there are lots of ends to weave in and blocking to be done on each square, but I'm happy about it so far. The gold does look a little sickly on that large square in the upper right. I may have to frog that and try something else.
...see ya round the (hooker's) corner.