I've been working on this blanket for 2 days per week and have nearly reached the halfway point after only 5 days. It is yet another example of how much faster crochet is than knitting. I'm repeating row after row of half trebles(UK). This is approaching a really busy time of year for me and I just needed a mindless project.
The yarn is various odd bits of grey, cream and black Aran and I am following a pattern that was suggested by the random stripe generator which is well worth looking at if you like working in stripes.
This blanket will eventually go to Operation Orphan which is an organisation that distributes clothes and blankets to children in need around the world. I was aiming for a final size of 40" x 60" but I didn't measure the first chain of stitches carefully enough. (Slaps wrist.) So the width is 51". I might carry on to a length of 65" to balance it out....or I might not, depending on how the mood takes me!
Note to self: if I crochet this blanket again, I need to chain only 120 stitches for an Aran blanket measuring 40" wide. If I had done that this time, I would be at the 3/4 point. Hey ho!