I enjoy making what I call name afghans. This is the one I completed during the sick weeks. I washed it before delivery to make sure any germs were gone. Finished size was about 35" x 50".
I used yarn that I had on hand. I Love This Yarn and Red Heart. The first and last stripes are ILTY red. The other reddish looking one is actually ILTY Terra Cotta. The yellow didn't have a label on it. I think it was Red Heart cornmeal or something like that. The blue is ILTY Royal. The white is ILTY white. I can't find the label for the teal looking color and I can't remember what it was. Each stripe took roughly half of an ILTY skein, made using an I hook. I think that is accurate because both red stripes were made with the same skein and I have a little bit left over.
I used a 3dc filet stitch for the name and worked it on every other stripe. The letters are my own design, but they are really just simple block letters that anyone could do.
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! This is our first Christmas without my mother and I have been thinking about her a lot. We do have my 1 year old grandchild, however, and he is such a joy. There is nothing like seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child.
May the coming year bring you all much joy, good health and success in all you do.