The lap afghan pattern was modified from the "Tweed Lap Afghan" in the book Vanna's Choice Color It Beautiful Afghans.
I originally tried the colors shown in the pattern photo (not shown), but I didn't think they looked very good together (and certainly not a color combination that The Girl would like) so I chose new Vanna's Choice yarn colors - Antique Rose (#860-143), Chocolate (#860-126) and Linen (#860-099).
The big hook, doubled up yarn and double crochet stitches certainly make the project go faster than the last afghan I made from this book. The big stitches also make the blanket feel more "thick and squishy", which is nice - like a big hug. But of course, even with the project going faster than others I was still getting impatient and worrying about getting everything done for Christmas (I still haven't started my Christmas cookie baking...)
Finally, Finally, FINALLY, the afghan was completed! I say finally, but it really took just under a week of nightly crocheting. So impatient!
|The colors actually look more like the previous photo - not this dark|