With the fleece blankets, there are three ways to fancy them up:
- Awesome print
- Creative stitching
- Interesting yarn
As creative stitching is not an option for me, I generally go for a great print:
I've bought four of these for Project Linus and managed to snag this one back in the "prepared fleece swap". Loops & Threads yarn from Michael's - leftover from a previous project. Three rows of single crochet.
Then I found some solid color pieces of fleece in my pile. So I broke my rule and bought yarn just for a fleece blanket.
This is from Red Heart Yarn's Kids line. I think "Kids Line" is just another way to charge more for yarn, but I had 40% off, so whatever. This was called "Dandy Candy".
I think the end justified the means here.
Due to the Puppy Schedule, I will be taking a day off on what happens to be a Project Linus Fleece Doctoring Day, so I will be able to see how it is all done. If not be of any practical use.
Another thing I recently learned is that Joann Fabrics, takes competitor coupons. I have been spending way more money there lately than at Michael's.
I am going to take some more yarn on the road and see what I can get done.