So first up, my Martha Cowl:
Pattern: Martha Cowl
Yarn: Berroco Pure Merino in color 8528, I used about 5.5 balls
Hook: 5.0mm H hook
I really enjoyed this pattern. It is extremely simple. The only thing I changed was that I made the flower a pin instead of sewing it permanently on. I didn't want to have to worry about positioning it correctly. I could just move the flower!
I know I mentioned this yarn in my first post about this scarf. It is very soft and I really like it. I think it is discontinued. It does stretch, so I don't know if I would use it for anything but a scarf.
Now, Grandma Betty's Drops Afghan:
Pattern: 124-1 Crochet Blanket
Yarn: Drops Delight in colors 10, 08, 11, and 09. I used 5 skeins of the color 10 and one each of the other colors for the total of 8 skeins.
Drops Fabel in Black - 400, I used about 3.5 skeins to put it together and to do the border.
Hook: 5.0mm H hook
Size: 40" x 50" (102cm x 127cm)
I loved this pattern. I worked on it for so long, since June! This was my project where I would take a ball of yarn with me anywhere and do a square or two. The joining method for this blanket was new to me and I really like it. It was a pain in the butt to do, but I love how it turned out. Each square was about 4.25 in square (11cm square). I arranged the squares 8x10 instead of the 7x11 that the pattern called for. I just didn't want it long and skinny like that.
This was my mobile project for so long. Production on it screeched to a halt when it was stuck on the dinning room table. I eventually got my butt in gear and spend some evenings putting it together.
This blanket was more expensive that my Mom's Granny Stripe because of the yarn it used. I couldn't recommend this pattern and the yarn with it enough. It just turns out so nice!! I may have to make this again for me :-)