And there it is. A great big basket. At the bottom of the basket is the 2 full bags of 10 skeins each of the yarn for this blanket. Its a nice big basket and just what I was aiming for.
I completed 3 tiers of the pattern. I was planning to go one higher to use up all the yarn, but once I had the third set of patterning done, it was clear that to go higher would have made it less versatile. The scale would have been all wrong. So 3 it is.
Then, to finish off nice and crisp, I did an extra 2 rows of single crochet, decreasing every 10 (round 1) and then every 7 stitches (2nd round). I did that so it would be less floppy and for the added density to the top edge. And then, as you can see, I finished off with a loop of chain stitches.
Pretty pleased with this little diversion from everything else. Put a little pep in my step and boosted my desire to knit just as much as I can.