One of my large and mindless ongoing projects has been a big chenille poncho. Yesterday morning, I crocheted around the neck, wove in the ends, and called it finished.
I love it! It is big and soft and squishy and oh so comfortable. The chenille was a gift from a friend who found it in a Boston thrift store earlier this year. It was a big cone--6 1/2 inches across--so there was plenty of yarn for a large project.
I always make my groups of 3dc (US terminology--treble in UK) without any chains in between and I work the next rows/rounds in between groups. If I make chains, I get ruffling every time. This way everything is flat. So, with the important decisions made, on 4 September, I got out my 5mm (H) hook, my giant cone of chenille, and I started crocheting.
And the cone of chenille is still quite substantial! Now it measures just a hair under 4 inches, so more projects to come from this.
I guess I will make some decisions--which book will be next? And what do I want to make with my leftover chenille?