I have a friend who has been experiencing some difficult times. She can no longer crochet due to severe arthritis in her hands, but she enjoys it when I tell her my adventures in collecting yarn for the Project Linus blankets. I tell her about how I spent an hour sorting through my yarn to come up with different combinations, and then doing all of the math to make the patterns work.
As I was telling her the finished size that they end up being with the number of rows that I put in them she said, “That sounds like it might be a nice size for a lap blanket.” I know that at one point she had been looking for a nice throw that would coordinate with her living room, so I made a mental note and filed it away.
After I finished the last blanket that I made for Project Linus I gathered up the yarn colors that I knew would go with her living room. This is what came off of my hook:
I gave it to her the other day and she said that she loved it. It’s light enough that her dog’s fur shouldn’t easily be seen on it, and it’s made out of acrylic yarn so that it can be tossed in the washer when needed. I hope that she ends up using it a lot.