Enter the 5 1/2 hour throw from Lion Brand. Yeah, it takes a lot of yarn. A lot of expensive (yet super-awesome chunky-textured) yarn...but it's totally doable in a weekend. Have you worked with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn yet? I'm telling you, it's so satisfying and smooth and buttery... Luxurious might be a good word. And they don't even pay me to say that!
This 5 1/2 hour throw took me like 4 months to make. Funny right? Granted, I started it right after I had Bennett--so--you know, the whole newborn thing can be a real crochet-killer (and sleep-killer--but pretty awesome in every other aspect, right?). I made it as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law last Christmas (and I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you) and I'll be honest, I'd love to make one for myself one day--so yeah, it's awesome.
If you're looking for some doable DIYs for Christmas gifting, this may be a fun one to try! Maybe I'll make another this year!
Oh, and in the time it took me to make this throw and post it... my kiddos have.grown.so.much. Elliott is in preschool now and Bennett (who we pretty much only call Benji) is walking around like a pro.
Doesn't time just fly?