I don’t know about you, but my knitting tends to go in cycles. I always have something on my needles (or on my crochet hook), but one month I might spend all my time on socks, and the next I’ll be all about big gauge sweaters, and the next I won’t want to work on anything but squares for an afghan.
This week, I’m 100% obsessed with my Yo-Yo Afghan. I’ve kept it in the closet of my knitting studio for about six months, and I pick it up from time to time. Whenever I feel uninspired by my current project, I break out my worsted-weight scrap yarn and make a handful of yo-yos.
It’s a totally zen project, and you get a very satisfying pile of yo-yo’s when you’re done.
(Assuming my counting is correct) I’ve got 841 yo-yo’s, which should be enough to make a 29×29 square blanket. Each yo-yo is about 2.5 inches across, so the blanket should end up about 6 feet across.
I plan on attaching each yo-yo at random, just avoiding putting two of the same color next to each other. I have at least a couple dozen different colors, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
I know I’m neglecting my other knitting, and the weeds in my yard are starting to loom menacingly again, but I can’t stop myself.
As soon as this post goes up, I’m going to run over to Jo-Ann’s and get some yarn to start joining up all my hundreds of yo-yos.
What projects have taken over your life?
Oh I know the feeling. Big projects take over my life. Your yo-yo afghan is going to be stunning with all those colours.