I carried this blanket with me to every swim lesson, karate class and book club through November and the first part of December. It grew quickly as my crochet hook flew over each stitch. Working on a deadline, with a huge ball of sumputous, bulky yarn makes for a relatively quick and satisfying project. This was a gift for my mom at Christmastime. Something warm, handmade, in a neutral shade so it doesn't dominate any particular room. She wrote to me that she enjoys her morning coffee under it every day and I couldn't be more pleased.
The pattern is Anya by GoodKnits. These inspired patterns take dainty doilies, worked in the round, and enlarge them with big yarn into blankets and throws. I'll be back for more...I think every room in the house could use a cozy, lacy throw in a neutral shade.