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About a year ago, or maybe even longer, I was working on this blanket, but I was really not making much progress. The pattern I was using was not easy to follow, and you had to concentrate and count mostly all the time. I also attempted to knit the whole blanket all in one.
After a while of not getting anywhere with it, I frogged it and put the yarn to one side. The intention to still make a blanket from it was still there.
So finally I have started this rather ambitious project again. 🙂 This time I will rather knit big squares, that I can work on any time, and hopefully over a period of time, I will knit all the yarn that I have set out for this. Then I can just join it and have a blanket.
After a few attempts at working on a square that I would like, and would be able to pick up and put down, I think this one is the one that I really like and enjoy.
That is going to be gorgeous! I think this is what the yarn wanted to be:)
I was just gong to say the same 😉
🙂 Thank you. It had been sitting patiently in the craft basket for more than a year. It is about time I gave it some loving again.
Good idea! Make it more manageable. 🙂 it is going to be a lovely blanket.
Thank you. 🙂 It will definitely be more manageable now. Still a bit project, ambitious to say the least. But I can do it now. 🙂
Yeah, now it is just big, not overwhelming!
I looked at your first blanket, my goodness – such a lot of counting! I can well imagine your angst at continuing on or ripping back! I rather like what you have chosen here – it has to be enjoyable as well as pretty doesn’t it. You made me realise I have never knitted a blanket – well not since the original granny squares we all made as kids first learning the skill was sewn together 😀 Happy knitting!
Thank you. 🙂
I think my first pattern choice was just a bad option. I have done blankets before, both knitted and crocheted, in squares or as a full blanket. This pattern and I just did not get it. 🙂 The squares definitely will work better. It may be a while before they are a blanket, but I will be able to do it.
Happy crafting there, and enjoy the weekend.
What a great way of tackling a large project! Your square is really lovely- you will have a wonderful blanket.
Thank you very much. 🙂 I do feel much happier with it now.
I love that colour Joey, and the pattern for this square looks great! are you going to do all the squares with the same pattern?
Thank you so much. 🙂
I am thinking I will do all the squares the same, but I also know that I might just decide to knit others as well, and have a variety of squares with different designs. 🙂 Luckily I have lots of yarn and play around over time as I go along.
Should be interesting in the end.
Wise of you to come up with a better alternative than struggling through. It’s going to be beautiful and the yarn will not be wasted. I love the color.
🙂 Thank you.
Yes, I really should have thought of this a long time ago. 🙂 But now I can work on it here and there and eventually knit up all the yarn and have a blanket, without feeling overwhelmed by the size of the blanket.
Missy's Crafty Mess said:
Ooh your blanket square is beautiful!
Thank you. Now I can knit at it any time, and not feel so pressured as when working on a large item. 🙂