I don't know what the weather has been like where you are, but here in Somerset it has been really cold for the past few days. As I'm typing this, I am looking over a lawn that is white with frost. Although it will be beautifully sunny today, the temperature is forecast not to rise over three degrees. I've been quite happy to have this blanket across my lap for the past couple of weeks as it has gradually been getting longer. It finally grew to be single bed size, and so I finished it off with a simple border of one round of treble crochet and one row of double crochet:
I like its cheery appearance and also how heavy it is, as it has been made with aran equivalent yarn and weighs in at almost 1.2 kilos, so it really has made an impact on my stash. This is, of course, not a justification to buy more, I have to keep reminding myself.
This is the first time I have made such a large blanket in one piece; normally I make smaller lap blankets or larger blankets from squares which are then sewn together. I was very pleased with the speed with which it grew; choosing a new colour every other row somehow kept my interest and even the ends to be darned in did't put me off as I disciplined myself to do them every 10 changes or so.
This blanket will be going off to Knit for Nowt, a charity based in Yorkshire and supported by Loving Hands, who have asked for single bed sized blankets for this winter.