Hi everyone! I know I’ve been quite MIA lately. Things in the last months have gotten quite busy for me, and it seems like though I’ve been knitting socks, time just keeps slipping away.
I wanted to start thinking about Christmas, and I am hoping to be able to knit my mother an afghan/blanket for Christmas. And I know that I should probably start now before it’s too late and I’m knitting Christmas Eve.
I’m still somewhat unfamiliar with the different weights of yarn. I know more than a few months ago, but I’ve never made a blanket before, so I thought I’d come check with my fellow KH friends for some advice!
I really don’t want to spend tooooo much money on the yarn (I’d like to keep the yarn under $50 total if that’s at all possible for a blanket). I haven’t picked out a pattern yet, but I’d like something which is elegant, yet simple as well. (Suggestions here are greatly appreciated!)
I’d like the blanket soft, yet warm (mom lives in the Chicago area, so she does get cold). And machine washable if possible too because chances are, the dog will try and snuggle on it!
As for colors, I was thinking deep plum, or evergreens, or chocolate brown. Those are the colors of the couch/room, if I can remember correctly! :teehee:
Thanks so much for all your advice & help!