Last fall, before I started this blog, I ran across a picture of a virus shawl that was apparently all the rage last year. The look seemed almost antique, with that classic, delicate look. I really loved the rhythm that came from making this shawl, it was fun, and I looked forward to each round. Unfortunately, once it was complete, I decided that it didn’t really suit me. It doesn’t match my style and I have never worn it outside of the house.
But as soon as I was finished, I thought it would make the perfect ‘back of the couch’ blanket and went on the hunt to find a virus blanket pattern. I was so happy to find this youtube video instruction .
It worked up pretty quickly for a blanket and enjoyed it just as much as making the shawl. Because of the openness of the pattern it is not super warm in the winter, but it is the perfect lap blanket for the spring, summer a/c and fall chill.
My only problem with the project is that I ran out of yarn, both the off-white and the sea foam blue. So the last off-white round and the last two rounds of blue are slightly off color. The video shows you how, but there is no particular pattern with color and yarn amounts, so I was just winging it really. My fault for not buying enough yarn from the start!
I suppose it is barely noticeable and at least I am not gifting it. I really do love the way this virus pattern looks as a blanket.
I need to find a way to photograph these larger projects outside. I love the way the sunshine brings out the details.
Happy Thursday! 🙂