Blanket Pattern: From the book, The Big Book of Weekend Crochet, Hilary Mackin and Sue Whiting
Edging Pattern: Pattern #7 from the book, 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders, Jean Leinhauser
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky for body and Deborah Norville Everyday Solids for red trim
Crochet Hook: J
Satisfaction Level: Off the chart. I love it. It was totally worth the hours upon hours it took.
If anyone would like to purchase this, it is available. Leave a comment with your email address (which I will not publish). Otherwise, it's going to charity later in the year. $55 plus shipping. I paid about that much for the yarn alone. Please keep in mind that I do live with dogs (I mean, they live with me). A stray dog hair or two is possible, although I keep them away from it and keep it as clean as possible. It's only fair I disclose this since allergies are such a big deal these days.
I'm off to start my next project. I have two I'm torn between. Maybe I'll do them both at the same time! I have new luscious yarn to show you too. Mmm...yarn.
Oh, I lost 2 more pounds!
I'll take it.
I'm going to keep on keepin' on.
-8.5 pounds total.