Hello all! I'm undertaking a pretty big and important project soon. I want to make an afghan/throw for my best friend's wedding gift.
I'm looking for something that the new husband and wifey can snuggle under during movie night at home
I'm open to a pattern with some complexity (like cables) and would prefer something continuous (although I know that portable pieces would be good, I'm not crazy about large scale seaming). I have seen some nice patterns in the Leisure Arts books, so would love to hear if you've tried any.
As for yarn, since it's my best friend, and a wedding gift, I have more spending leeway (just this once per DH of course) but I'm concerned about something that is "too" luxurious and therefore a pain to care for. If this is something that's thrown across the couch after each use, or folded in the linen closet until next time, then I also want it to be fairly easy to wash.
I'm in South Florida, so something light would be good, but the wedding is in November and it cools down quite a bit here from October to February, so a superwash wool or a wool blend would be okay.
LOVE to hear from you brilliant KH'ers on this! Thanks in advance!