...because my Giant Skein is no more , and from it's ashes has emerged a Giant-sized lap blanket.
I do so love it and I'm sure I will use it a lot this winter, thrown over my legs and such. (I do, however, find it a teeny tiny bit itchy on bare skin. I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to mohair - or is that normally very itchy? Only 2 of the 12 yarns used in this have mohair so it's not crazy itchy though by any means. THANKFULLY, I have no such issues with wool! OMG THE HORROR IF I DID!!!!!!)
It measures out around 65-ish inches by 48-ish inches. (It's hard to measure something that wants to stretch this way and that way!) A little wider maybe would have nice too but, truthfully, after three weeks of going like gangbusters on this, I was very ready to be done with this project. If I'd had more yarn, serious yarn fatigue would have set in and then it would have been anyone's guess when I finished it. :)
It's a very simple, almost mindless really, Feather and Fan pattern, that results in gentle waves. I used up every last bit of that Giant Skein, all 24 ounces of it, planning out my last pattern repeat very carefully to maximize yarn usage. As a result this is *literally* all that was leftover after the knitting and fringe (not counting the wee trimmings to even this out):
Just one small handful of leftovers. :)