I showed you the sweater I’m working on. (Which I’m now pretty sure that I have to frog. My gauge seems to be off more than I thought it was. I don’t want to undo all that work, so for the time being, my sweater is sitting in time-out. *pout*)
Anyhoo, it looks like you guys are having much more success in the knitting department than I am.
My mom (Hi Mom!) is making a pretty snazzy pair of socks from yarn that she dyed herself using food coloring. Beautiful! (That shade of robin’s-egg blue is one of my favorite colors.)
And, she’s making a whole pile of granny squares. I love me some granny squares. They’re one of my favorite things to do when I don’t have any specific project in mind, or a pile of little yarn bits to use up. (I was digging through my stash the other day, and found that I have approximately 5 gallons of balls of worsted weight yarns. And no more than a half-skein of any one color. I might have to make another super-ugly…er… I mean eclectic blanket. Mom’s squares are much better color-coordinated.)
My friend Jenny had some free time to finish up her gorgeous crocheted shawl. We play board games once a week, and she brings her crochet and I bring my knitting. It’s awesome to see her shawl finished up so nicely!
If the sun’s out in Seattle, you’re pretty much required by law to spend your day outside. So, I decided to sit out in the yard with a nice iced coffee and a pile of granny squares and sew them together. Not a bad afternoon.
After an hour or two of work and a few chapters of my most recent audiobook…
They’re nowhere near an entire blanket yet, but they’re a start. It’s going to end up being possibly the tackiest blanket ever (since I’m using up all my sock leftovers from over the years, and I tend to knit brightly colored socks), but I’m kind of OK with that. It’ll be a nice project to work on a little at a time, whenever my bowl of sock yarn leftovers gets too full.
Want to make your own blanket like Chummy’s? It’s super easy (and satisfying) to make granny squares from your scrap yarn.
I made you a video! (I even figured out how to and sound and a title! I’m still not sure about editing and stuff yet. Next time, I’m thinking special effects, background music and unicorns. Some day, I will become the Steven Spielberg of knitting/crochet videos.)