Kyle’s Crayon Box Blanket

Kyle's Crayon Box AfghanMy sister, Annie, and I are 21 months apart in age. My mom used to say: I can’t give to one and not the other. Now that I have grandchildren who are 21 months apart, I feel the same way. Recently I shared with you the Itsy Bitsy Spiderweb Blanket that I made for Cora who is 3 years old. Now it’s time to make one for her big brother, who is 5 years old.

A ripple afghan seemed the perfect pattern for Kyle. He’s a very busy boy who loves bright colors so I ordered worsted in 5 of them. I found a wonderful free pattern available on Ravelry from Project Linus – many thanks.

kyles-crayon-afghan-0111Last week my yarn arrived. I chose Serenity worsted from Premier Yarn’s Deborah Norville Collection. It is very soft but because of the density of the single crochet stitches, my work is quite stiff. This may change as my project grows – so far there is almost no drape.

I have been crocheting each evening and seem to be able to get almost one full color stripe accomplished each day. There will be 16 chevron stripes in all. I’ll keep you up to date on my progress.

All is well, Mary