I've been gone a long time. I was too caught up with work and got lazy in updating my website, I'm sorry. However, while in hiatus, I was also able to do some crochet here and there. Nothing major, though. I didn't have the time and energy to do a big project.
But now, I do.
Too much stress got into me, I guess, so I decided to take a break from the daily grind and quit my job, pronto. (Irresponsible, I know..)
It's been a week, so far and I am loving it. I get to catch up on my readings, and yes, I started a huge crochet project: a crocheted blanket.
A blanket is one of my favorite crochet projects. There is something satisfying in watching it grow and grow into the desired size, keeping you warm while doing so.
I am calling this blanket, my Rainbow Lullaby. The pattern I used is the Solid Willow Block from Annie's Place. I found the pattern two years ago and it was love at first sight. I wanted to start working on a project right away (of course, a blanket) but I didn't know what yarn to use. Being in the Philippines, the options are quite limited. Yes, you can always buy imported yarns from online yarn shops and independent sellers but they can get a bit expensive. So in the end, I opted to use the Monaco Raylon crochet thread.
The Monaco Raylon crochet thread is a size 8, 3 ply 100% spun rayon thread. Its thickness is between the size 3 and 10 thread. They come in cones and each cone is 200g. It's available in 44 colors. I have 11 colors in my stash, so I used them all for this project. I used my favorite 2/0 (2.0mm) Hamanaka crochet hook for this project. I made a few samples to see how I like them. I originally wanted to just use two contrasting colors. But then, why not use all I have? :)
Aren't they lovely?
That's it for now. I will keep you, guys, updated on the progress of the blanket.