I don't know about you, but I love a good book haul. I find most of my books at a second-hand store. The ones that are in good condition are usually the ones that leave with me, get a nice Clorox wipe bath, and they are added to my library. The cashier, without fail, will ask me if I am a teacher when I have a particularly good children's book haul that day. I love that my kids love reading, and I'm always on the hunt for duplicates of favourite titles or brand new ones that I know will interest certain students.
Thinking about books makes me think about snuggly and cuddly things, so I decided to share this lap blanket today. I have been loving it for the last few months. I whipped this one up in January, and it was surprisingly quick to stitch! Originally, I wanted to make a full-sized blanket with this chunky yarn (and I totally should have because it is so soft!). I ended up miscounting my stitches across but decided to keep going anyway since it was long enough to make a lap blanket out of. I am only a tad disappointed, but it's actually quite perfect for my needs.
I don't even know where the inspiration for this blanket came from. I just saw some white blankets on the internet one day and decided to start crocheting. I added the stripes because I happened to have the crimson wool identical to the fisherman's and figured it would be nice to have some contrast. I think it turned out lovely.
Of course, my husband questioned why I needed to make yet another blanket. At least they are all diverse, and I do make other projects too!
Astra loves this blanket as well. She jumps up on my lap whenever it is across my lap, and I've caught her snuggling up with it when I'm not looking. Since I have no human models living in my house, you get to see pictures of my furry friend. If you don't like cats, well that is too bad. Deal with it. But how could you not love this sweet face?
Edit: This soft blanket now lines her favourite cubby in my office and she sleeps there all of the time! So much for a lap blanket, eh?
I'm happy with how this turned out, and maybe one day I will go through with making a matching larger-sized one.
Have you crocheted anything lately?