The winter blanket project (pattern here) is half-way through, and now it covers my legs and waist as I work on it, which is handy in the cold.
A Catherine Wheel in beige and white:
The latest Granny Stitch rows:
I've added splashes of bright pink or blue or green, but the underlying color scheme of this blanket is more subdued. Much of the yarn was given to me by a very generous friend in Alabama, sometime last year I think, and at last I chose this project as a fine use for it. To her skeins of muted beiges and browns and light blue, I've added a few other smaller skeins. So I didn't really need to buy any new yarn for this blanket, thankfully, because my guest room was bursting with yarn already! I like how it's turning out. The variety of it keeps away winter boredom, and making a full-size blanket is quite rewarding.