Now, I'm no stranger to this pattern as I did make one earlier in the year in browns, blues and grays (see below). I originally started making the first one to give as a wedding present, but decided it was too artsy to give as a gift to the particular couple. So, we use it in our family room when we watch TV.
I hadn't intended on making another one of these for a while, but one of the on-line groups I belong to decided to do a CAL (Crochet Along) with this pattern so I thought I'd join in. I also have a family in mind that I'd like to give the latest one to and have based my colors on a picture of their rug (yarn colors below).
I'll be using Vanna's Choice yarn, which is a very plush 100% acrylic yarn. I really like using this brand of yarn and it can be machine wash and dried, which I think is important. As a bonus, using acrylic yarn tends to keep the cost of a project down versus a wool or wool blend which can cost quite a bit more.
So, as you can see, I'm going to be a happy camper (crocheter) for a good two - three months; or a good little piece of time anyway. Joy for today is in the crochet!