I have an obsession with new skeins. I feel compelled to roll them into a nice, neat little ball.
Maybe it's because, usually, I wash the skeins in a lingerie bag before I using it, especially if I'm using a really cheap, scratchy yarn, and it kind of needs to be rolled up after it's washed. This stuff seemed soft enough that I didn't do that this time.
Chevron patterns always end up smaller than you anticipate. They rows naturally squeeze together and they make a nice and tight, thick fabric. I've made the gauge a little tight on this pattern. I plan on washing the blanket once it's finished to loosen it up - and to soften it, of course! I'm hoping by the time I pull it out of the dryer it will be the perfect texture and softness.
It might take me a few weeks to finish, but I'll post pics when I'm done!