My project is a blanket that I call Hensfoot. It's intended for our family room, as a multi-purpose play/snuggle/keep-warm blanket for all of us to use. I love to wear a blanket while I read or watch TV, and so does everyone else around here, so we like to have lots of blankets at the ready! My blanket is made with the Larksfoot crochet stitch pattern, a great tutorial for which I found on Crochet Geek's blog (you should check it out; she has some really interesting patterns and excellent, clear step-by-step videos on YouTube as well). I'm calling my blanket Hensfoot because, well, I really love my hens and I especially adore their funny little feet.
I've got a pretty good start on my blanket so far. I started in the beginning of September and it's about 22 inches long one month later. It's about 50 inches wide, I think. It's going to be big, that much I know, but I haven't decided exactly how long it will end up. I'd like to aim for about six feet, so that the tallest Bear can use it comfortably.
Whatever happens, I have plenty of yarn. This project is my biggest stashbuster attempt yet. I'm using ends and partial skeins of yarn, some of which I've had hanging around since at least last winter, when I made Heartwarmer (some is even older than that). My goal is to make this blanket without buying any additional yarn. I think I can do it; what you see here is only part of my stash of worsted acrylic yarn. I have even more stowed away in a closet and in bins in our office/hobby room. It's going to feel good to use it up and get another warm pretty in the process.
Now it's your turn! There are some simple rules below for participation in this link party. Please join in! Share your own post about your winter craft projects on your blog, then come back and share a link, so we can have a look at what you'll be making. Everyone is welcome, even if it's heading into summer in your part of the world. All I ask is that you link back to this post in your post, so that we can spread the word about the link party. The more, the merrier! I'm really looking forward to seeing your projects, so bring them on!