Twilight Tapestry Lap Blanket - Red-Green-Cream Multi, Claret, Cream

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Size: 40 inches x 49 inches
Colors: Claret, Cream, Dark Red/Dark Green/Cream (Christmas) (variegated)
Pattern: Twilight Tapestry - Design by Eleanor Albano Miles
Book: Great Big Crochet Afghan Book - 47 Afghans - Copyright 2003 - American School of Needlework
Date: December 2003

I love this pattern. It's very classy - you'd never know it would look so good by the colors used for the blanket in the pattern book (can you say ugly!?). I finished this lap blanket in December, took the photos in January, and am just now getting around to remembering to post them. I'm using a slightly modified version of this pattern and different colors for the blankets I'm making for our living room couches.

The variegated dark red/dark green/cream yarn used in this blanket was donated to me by a woman at work. She found the yarn on sale and bought 5 skeins of it. I didn't want to make a "Christmas" lap blanket using the yarn since that might limit use of the blanket to the Christmas holidays - the lap blankets are supposed to keep people warm all year if needed. So, I selected a color called Claret and a cream, both which matched the colors in the multi yarn. The blanket has a truly classic appearance. Very nice. And, it doesn't look like a "Christmas" blanket!

I modified the "puff" stitch because I had problems with those rows being too tight. The puff stitch I used is:

YO, draw up loop in st indicated; YO, draw through 2 loops; YO, draw up loop; YO, draw through 2 loops; YO draw through 3 loops

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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