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I’d love to be able to post a picture of a massive chunk of completed blanket but the sad truth is – I’ve only just finished knitting the squares for the 5th strip…barely one strip knitted in a week and still the pressing and sewing up to do! At this rate this blanket will take [...]
I had a sneaky feeling when I started The Flower Blanket that 30 balls of yarn wasn’t going to be enough… I was right One column of nine squares uses pretty much 3 balls, one of each colour. Just scraps left over. I want 13 columns and an edging (which I guessing would be about [...]
I’m still slogging away at the Flower Blanket! …and I have discovered Blanket Rule No.6… Sixth rule: Tired Sleepy Knitter + Intarsia = Tears I tried to press on one evening, when very tired, and finish one of the flowers. Once you’re past the centre it’s relatively easy – just the column of single stitches [...]
I realised that I have created a set of strict rules for myself when I’m working on the Flower Blanket. The Blankie-Police are not going to come and get me if I break them but they do make life easier, or maybe more achievable, if I follow them. Your rules and ways of thinking are [...]
I have finished 17 squares of my Flower Blanket, rejiggled the pattern (again) and done some sewing up! The squares have taken over as my train knitting – on a knitpicks circular needle (ideal on a crowded train and for leaving fellow commuter’s eyes in their sockets!) I can get one striped or one moss [...]