Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Couch. Throw. Done. Finally.

Tonight while listening to Christmas music, (uh... we start early. There's a lot of GOOD Christmas music to hear!) I finished weaving in the ends for my sister and brother-in-law's couch throw!


Technically, I've been working on it since last December. Actually, it's more like February or April because I frogged the first attempt. And I took at least three months off from it entirely. But it's done now. And I'm so happy!

Blanket Chair

It's very warm and snugly, even for Lion Brand Homespun acrylic. I hope that it sees many good years of use in the family. I hope that it gets stained and dirty from being dragged around the house by the kids! I hope it ends up on the floor wrapped around the family while they watch a movie. I hope that it gets pulled out of shape in an effort to get the most blanket.

All those things happened to the ripple blanket that my mother made. And I love that blanket and it was trapezoidal to start with (I thought we had just warped it with too much tough love!) and I would still be glad and proud to toss it on our couch!


Heather Wardell said...

It's lovely! Homespun has such a nice feel to it, even though it can be something of a pain to crochet.

I love all your wishes for the blanket and I hope they all come true. :)

Michelle said...

We've been listening to Christmas music for about a week. Atley is obsessed. He has gone from only asking for "Ring of Fire" to only wanting Christmas music!

Love the throw! The Homespun lasts well. My mom crocheted one for me about 7 years ago, and it's still going strong! (She said she will never again use Homespun, though. It drove her nuts!) It's in about the same colorway, too. Mine's navy and cream, but she just did stripes!

Laux said...

I LOVE this! Your borders came out great. Throws are so wonderful.

I also like the picture with you posing in it. lol

Jennifer said...

Wow! It looks great.

JayJay said...

Wow, it turned out great! I think you made the right choice, frogging and making a border.