Even though it took the pandemic for me to finally take this out and finish it, I refuse to call it my pandemic afghan! I started this several years ago, and then it got tucked away as life got busy and other things took precedence. But, I am so happy that it is finally done!
I wanted to make sure that it was large enough to cover most of me when I was curled up on the sofa, and it covers most of the top (about 3/4 or so) of my queen-sized bed. I originally looked at a pattern to get started, but added a few more granny clusters at the start, so I was worried that it would be oddly shaped, but it actually turned out to be just right! I finished it with just a 3 round border of single crochet- just enough to finish it off and frame it, but not so much that it takes away from the granny stitch goodness
I picked out my colors based on the variegated yarn. I couldn’t find the exact shades (the dark blue is about a shade darker) but, overall, I think everything goes together very well! I got a little random with my color choices and stripe widths, but I’m okay with that!