Kirstin here with an update on that blanket I was working on. I think it’s finally finished, and just in time. It’s supposed to be in the 90s next week. Crocheting an alpaca blanket in that weather, in my NOT air conditioned house, would be terrible.
Even though each of the strips came out a different length, sometimes as much as 3 or 4 inches, it doesn’t show (much) in the finished product. As usual, I’m ambivalent about how it turned it out. The yarn is very soft, but it doesn’t have any memory. It’s…floppy? Droopy. Kind of…fwahh. You can tell by looking edges of the blanket. They are a bit longer than the middle, even though I deliberately put the shorter strips on the outside.
It’s beautiful, but I may try different yarn next time I make a blanket.