I will confess to a bit of a Craft Crush on Jared of brooklyntweed. I mean, c'mon, his stuff is gorgeous! And when I saw the Hemlock Ring Blanket, I was smitten. If someone had told me a couple of years ago that I'd soon be not only knitting, but knitting a giant doily, I would have looked at them funny. But it's a great knit! Thanks to the very talented Octopus Knits (whose own blanket is looking great), I learned about a more user-friendly version of the pattern. So far, it's about 2 feet in diameter, using 2 balls of Knit Picks Swish Superwash. The color is Delft heather, which is actually a fair bit darker than the picture shows. I bought 7 balls of the stuff, so we'll see how much blanket that gets me. This is going to be a Christmas present for one set of grandparents, and I decided it would be a lot more convenient for them if I picked a yarn that was machine washable.