It turned out to be too small for an adult size television watching blanket. So this one will likely be gifted to a very special baby who loves fine merino.
Okay. I admit it. Not every new parent needs to worry about hand washing baby ooze from a wool blanket. Here is the way I see it. Odds are that a century or two ago there were lots of babies wrapped in plain home spun wool blankets. Back in those days, superwash wool simply did not exist. I'm not suggesting that this one should ever be washed down at the river by pounding with a rock. But a nice soak in a no-rinse wool wash followed by a roll in a towel and then a nice flat overnight dry should not take too much time away from Angry Birds.
The yarn is divine. Actually it is di.ve Zenith. Love this stuff. It has lots of bounce and fantastic stitch definition.
I only made a few adjustments to the Lion Brand pattern. The pattern call for working with two strands of yarn. Clearly there was not enough of Zenith in the stash for that, so I simply used one strand and kept to the large needle. The resulting fabric is very soft, airy and squishy.
It feels good to check something off the list. Really good.
PS - should you be curious, the rug is back on track and grew several inches past the mishap.