Noro Kureyon - literally "Crayon" in Japanese - is just bursting with color. I can't help but collect the little 50g skeins whenever I run into one I love, or simply when I'm having a bad day.
This blanket has been in progress for the larger part of 3 years, but I keep coming back to it for the sheer joy of seeing the colors combine in two row stripes; like a brand new box of crayons.
Knit in strips and joined at the end, it's a portable project that's easy to pick up at any time.
4.5 sts / inch on US 8 / 5mm needles in stockinette
Amy Swenson has been designing contemporary fashions for knitting and crochet since 2003. She has published three books, including "Sensual Crochet" and "Not Your Mama's Felting". She teaches across North America and blogs at http://www.indigirl.com.