I started knitting this blanket a couple of weeks ago. I have lots and lots of leftover sock yarn from previous projects, none of which included socks. I just love the beautiful color combinations and used a variety of many skeins to make 2 beautiful throws. This pattern is actually for a scarf but at 600 stitches, if I can keep it going I’ll end up with a nice blanket.
I always get chuckles when I hold up my first few inches of knitting and announce a new blanket, but one has to start somewhere. I’ve used up one leftover skein of the beautiful deep pinks and greens, then had a small amount of variegated pinks and now I’m on the second row of the green with pink shown in the picture. So far, so good.
I’d been looking for a pattern that offered a different looking stitch but wasn’t so complicated that I’d be unable to carry on a conversation or watch television. I found this pattern using a linen stitch on the Ravelry knitting site. I like the woven, rather than common knit or purl stitch. It involves slipping stitches and took me several rows to get the hang of it . There were mishaps along the way, but I’m glad I didn’t try to undo and redo, as the little mistakes have quietly blended into the colors and pattern. I think it’s good for the soul to sometimes just accept imperfections in a handmade project.
Here’s my big box full of possibilities which makes it fun deciding which color to use next. and see how they all complement and enhance one another. I’m usually so impatient whenever I get involved in a new creative project, but I’m really making it my goal to make this project last at least a year. I’m not desperate for any more blankets or throws but I do like to keep busy so I think this will be a perfect evening project. Occasionally I’ll remember to show how it’s going so you can keep up with my progress. At least I’ve found a way to empty that big bin of yarn.