Hi, I've been reading this blog for a while, thanks for the invitation to join. I've been enjoying looking at all your wonderfiul projects, it's so refreshing to find a like-minded community, the only other person I know who enjoys making blankets is my mother. She knits, I crochet.
I have been making mohair blankets over the last 2 Winters and have dusted off the hook as Autumn sets in and re-commenced my latest project.
I wanted this to be in varying shades of Navy with bright accents zooming in from the sides. I'm not altogether sure that this is what I have achieved, but it is still pretty. It is crocheted in many different mohair yarns, some have a lurex thread for sparkle, on a 7mm hook. When finished it will be bed length.
I like randomness in my work. Other blankets I have made have been in random shades of (usually ) one basic colour. I'll post photos at some stage. Meanwhile I have a blanket on flickr if anyone is interested in looking at it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36259386868@N01/471715760/
I made this as a gift for my mother-in-law for her 75th birthday last year. She likes things to be more ordered than I do so I ensured that her stripes go all the way across from one side to the other!