|Bee Keepers Quilt photo by Tiny Owl Knits|
I was looking at the Bee Keepers Quilt and while I think it's very cute, I don't think it's me somehow. So then I thought about other sock yarn blankets I'd seen on Ravelry...
|Sock Yarn Blanket photo by shellykang|
|Apple Core Blanket photo by Rosemily|
|Barn Raising Quilt photo by MoreThanOneWay|
I decided that I really like the Barn Raising Quilt and I will make one one day but due to the small bits and pieces I have to use up I'd start on the Sock Yarn Blanket. It's basically a mitered square blanket. Super easy to knit and the squares are perfect to tuck into my purse.
I cast on February 8th and knit a few test squares. They were tiny! I doubled the cast on to make 4 inch squares. So each square cast on is 65 stitches.
I also thought about how I wanted the blanket to look. The random colour thing is very fun but I'm not after fun, I'm after lock her up, she's crazy! I found some great pictures on Pinterest of trees that I like and a whole bunch of Celtic artwork.
|the whole mosaic thing but with buttons!|
I'd like to attempt something like these but in blanket form. I'm thinking big tree, night on one side of it with stars and a moon, and on the other side of the trunk, day time, sun and clouds... See... I'm crazy. I can see it in my head so clearly though... How the heck I'm going to make this, I have no idea... Creatively, I'm totally excited!
I measured my bed and realized I need 450 squares to make a blanket that will cover it. That's where the Epic part of the blanket comes in... I don't currently have enough sock yarn to make this, and time wise it'll take me years to complete. Good thing I'm not in a hurry. Crazy people rarely are...