Last year I received some Red Heart Soft yarn to play with and talk about. I started on it right away, but being one of many ongoing projects around here, it only got attention in fits and starts. Today, I can report that the lap afghan/kid’s size afghan is done! And boy, do I love how it turned out.
You may recall me saying that I like the indestructible nature of acrylic yarn. We have an afghan made by Mr. P’s grandmother that he received for his high school graduation. We still have it and apart from a couple places where sparks melted holes in it, it looks the same as always. Red Heart’s Soft yarn is a world apart from the Super Saver yarn used by grandmothers everywhere for the last fifty years. It really is soft and the colors are rich and lustrous. This is my new favorite acrylic yarn. I’ve already started a project bag with the leftovers.
In typical Melissa P fashion, I did not use a pattern. I just made granny squares of different sizes and joined them together before adding borders of double crochet. I am always inspired by Lucy at Attic24. Her yarn projects are lovely and full of color. You can find other Attic24 enthusiasts on Flickr and Ravelry if you need an extra jolt of yarn inspiration.
If you’re looking for a durable yarn with nice feel that won’t break the bank, check out Red Heart’s Soft yarn. And then tell me what you plan to make.
Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend.