Y'all, The Year of Making has me ON FIRE!
Moorish Mosaic Afghan, now that's luck!
Nichole at Schaefer and I thought it would be PERFECT! (Nevermind that the pattern called for sport weight and Nichole is Fingering...) I spent days, or maybe weeks?, going through the stockroom piling up colors that I loved together.
I ended up with 11 skeins total:
3 in Julia Child
1 in Apple
1 in Peter
1 in Spruce
1 in Stone
1 in Elizabeth Zimmermenn
1 in Green Jeans
1 in Chamomile
1 in an insanely gorgeous OAK purple
It was a great summer travel project, I took the motifs on many family camping trips and slowly but surely they started to pile up.
My final blanket ended up being 4 motifs wide by 6 motifs long as I wanted a rectangle! This is a bit smaller than the pattern called for, but one thing I learned is that crochet is easy to "fudge"!
I've been asked more than once if I had a plan for this... and the answer is NO. I did make an even number of squares distributed over all the colors (except Stone), and other than that I just went for it!
My girl and I had a GREAT time laying it out looking for the perfect balance, is was a layout party, and we kept changing our minds until we both knew it was right.
And then joining it took forever...
And then weaving in the ends took longer than that...
Instagram, it's my new favorite place to be!
(and yes.... I'm already thinking that I want to have another epic crochet project for the next 5 years... maybe the Babette Blanket?)