I love making projects for my boyfriend, because he encourages me to craft. He says that it's cool that I'm always doing something with my hands, and I've never thought about it in such a nice way before. In my mind, I'm just putting fidgeting to a productive use. He's even stopped by our LYS and picked out some wild yarns for me - a silky bamboo blend, a crazy lime green and orange wool, and a lovely bright blue. I would have never chosen them, but I love working with them. Somehow, everything I buy myself is either neutral or purple. How fun to switch it up!
That's why I made Scott this fun chunky blanket based on an easy Make and Do Crew pattern. I used Barcelona yarn by Loops & Threads in Wildberry, and it took about 2 months of off and on crochet. I was simultaneously working on a few other projects, but this one was great when I wanted to go on autopilot and not have to check a pattern often. My intention was that he'd take it on road trips with his friends since it was a more convenient size than his other blankets, though to be honest I'm wrapped up in it right now.