It was not what I exactly envisioned, but the graphic is eye-catching. It looks great in person and is lightweight enough for Florida. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, an acrylic yarn but it feels pretty soft after a few washes.
For my next project, I want to make a Missoni-inspired chevron blanket. I found (and bought) this great pattern. KnitPicks is having a great sale on yarn and I found all the colors I wanted in their popular Wool of the Andes line. After I picked out all of my colors (and was so excited about the project), I realized that Wool of the Andes is not a superwash wool so it will felt if machine washed (agitated). Bummer. KnitPick's superwash merino wool is at least $1 to $1.50 more per skein. And now I'm venturing into a very expensive blanket. Whatever I decide on, I will need to buy online because I need so many different colors. I think I might be making a trip to Hobby Lobby soon. They are the only yarn store in my area with a large selection of yarn.
I recently bought some Lion Brand Heartland yarn (yes, it's 100% acrylic). I saw it at JoAnn's and I loved the colors and the feel is so soft and supple. I have decided to use it for a super-secret project. I can say that it will be a blanket, because that's all I'm knitting these days, and it will be a gift. I am super excited to get started on it.
Already on my needles is a stash-buster chevron blanket. The girls in my knitting group tell me it reminds them of Charlie Brown.
I have been so focused on knitting because my job has become so stressful during this month of July. I had to cover for several people on vacation and I am now behind on my regular work. I have developed a sever case of stiff neck along my right side. I feel broken down.