Work in Progress Wednesday

I am still working hard on the blanket, but I am going to have to get longer circular needles as this is quickly out-growing the ones I borrowed from Sandy.

blanket

Searching for the textured stitches for the every other stripe is fun!  Right now, it is about 1/2 the size for the width of the bed.  It’s taking me about 1/2 an hour to knit one row, so it’s going to go much slower from here on until I get the width done.  Then, I’ll put the side rows onto stitch holders of some sort and just go back and forth with the top and bottom until it is long enough.  At that point, I want to knit a border all the way around, probably in seed stitch.  This has gone from a good way to use left over yarns from other projects to a stash buster project.  I’d like to have no two stripes the same color, but I also don’t want to buy yarn for this project.  We’ll see if I make it.

I think I am going to call this the “Hip to be Square” blanket.

4 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    You are making great progress. Fun, efficient and creative-what’s not to like?!

  2. roxie Says:

    Use more than one circular needle. point protectors will hold the work in place. You’re at the point where another knitter could work with you. Two or three knitters working at once will speed that blanket right along!!

  3. Cindie Says:

    What a fun project!

  4. Barb B Says:

    That is beautiful! I love your “Hip to be Square” blanket! Wonderful way to use up some yarn! I am doing an afghan the tunisian method, using my stash!

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