September 23, 2011
Well, actually, it was done last week. But I’m just now getting around to showing you the photos! I decided to do this throw for our bed in crochet, because I just knew it would work up faster than knitting something 800 yds. in size (Camp Loopy’s Project Three stipulation). Since we moved cross-country in July, I figured a quicker project was better this particular summer.
Of course I didn’t realize that I was going to end up using 2600 yards instead of 800 yards, in order to make it big enough. That kind of defeats the purpose of using a crocheted project for “speed”. But I do love the end result. It’s big, thick, warm and heavy – perfect for a Sunday afternoon nap in the wintertime. This was made using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes in Chocolate, Ecru, Lagoon and Tan.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be brave enough to crochet beyond these simple stitches and blankets, but this was fun to make. It ended up being wider than I needed it to be, in order to get the length I wanted. I had thought that if I made the very center of it long and narrow and I just kept going round and round the edges, then the throw itself would end up long and a bit more narrow. It ended up being 60″ x 64″. Shouldn’t it have worked out to be quite a bit longer than wider, considering how I started it in the middle?
Did you learn anything working on Project Three, or your last big project?