Odds 'n' Ends

Ok fellow knitters, I'm kind of losing it with my stash lately. I have so many partial balls of yarn and they all seem to sit at the bottom of my yarn bins and get all tangled up. What's a girl to do?

I decided to start a project based on this blanket on Ravelry...

photo by cauch09
I love the scrappiness of it and the colours are bright and fun. Then there is this one that also got me thinking, "hey! I need to make one of these!"

photo by Nasti
I decided to make a smaller version with scraps of worsted and dk wool and alpaca. I have a coffee table that B made and I love it but the top is scarred a bit and it needs a cover. I got a basket of all the yarn I wanted to use up and started knitting.

I got out my 4.5mm straights (haven't used straights in ages) and cast on 21 stitches. I did the entire piece in garter stitch and varied the width of the stripes and the colours... I did do one smaller column where I cast on 11 stitches and knit little squares using three colours of Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Pillar.



I think the knitting portion is finished now. I have 4 columns and they'll work together perfectly. Unfortunately I have about a bazillion ends to weave in and the seaming yet to do. It's the perfect thing to take to knit night tonight though! And I got rid of lots of the yarn in that basket. I feel like it's a win even though there is still a few hours left to finish it up.


Comments

  1. ooh that is neat! Can not wait to see the finished project!

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  2. This is going to look so neat Jill when you start sewing them strips up.

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  3. Excellent! I think your colors are going to make a beautiful blanket.

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