More and more and more and then more
Monday February 06th 2017, 11:11 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift

Matched Saturday’s record: four repeats. Put on enough Joni Mitchell albums and I can plow through anything.

But I found myself daydreaming of a baby blanket done like an *Amish quilt: plain. Flat. Stockinette. The color wheel rendered in rectangles peacefully pieced together afterward. No untangling balls of yarn every time you turn it over to start a new row, no worsted-weight pulled up in circles against the size 5s (they really are. And all that time I was wondering why those 6s were coming up so tight on both yarn and hands–it’s because they’re not.)

Given how heavy and wide this blanket is and that I had more yarn and could continue, the question settled itself: this one’s for the parents.

Which meant adding 22 more repeats. The tall ones have to be able to cover their feet and pull it up to their chins. A good rule of thumb for afghans is to knit it to match their height.

And yes, Holly, I know I talked about wearing clothing to match the project to make it easier to get to it, and I do that a lot, but after a week of dutiful greens and blues my inner purple screamed to be allowed to come out to play.

*p.s. And then I found this. And it describes it as possibly the most time-consuming. Well then. We have a match.

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That’s beautiful! In the meantime, I rushed to make myself a silver and black shawl in 18 days with lovely mosaic knitting running through the center. I blocked it and the black yarn ran purple wine-like stains all through the silver, completely ruining it! Hope you have better luck with this gorgeous blanket!

Comment by Jody 02.07.17 @ 5:24 am

I’m thinking of log cabin. Going around and around and around while doing strips that knit on. Finish when I get bored enough.

That quilt is lovely. But white? I can’t do or use white!

Comment by Holly 02.07.17 @ 8:35 am

It was looking a bit large for a baby….even a big one?!
We still use some of our handmade baby blanket gifts even now that my guys are five, some things are loved forever, 🙂

Comment by joanne 02.07.17 @ 4:58 pm

Yup, Cathedral Window. Unless you have community around you to pull you out once in a while, it’s a sure way to blindness or insanity. There is NO way I would ever tackle that pattern. Bless your cotton-picking little heart for doing a blanket in that style – gracious sakes alive, you’re good!

Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 02.07.17 @ 7:24 pm

I so love the colours and the pattern!

Well put, Chris! hihihi

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 02.08.17 @ 7:49 am

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