Hello, all! I finished knitting this twisted rib blanket yesterday afternoon. I’m not sure whatever possessed me to think that it was a good idea to knit a twisted rib blanket with eight skeins of fingering weight yarn. I will never do this again. Never ever never ever again!!! I was so sick of knitting on it that it that I decided to list it for sale because I never want to see it again. This was a case of my hobby becoming a job just to finish the project.
However, this is the softest and coziest blanket I have ever made. I just never want to see it again.
- GIFT RECIPIENT: sale pile
- PATTERN: twisted rib and a bazillion stitches
- SIZE: throw size
- STARTED: April 28th
- COMPLETED: November 9th
- YARN: 8 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn
- HANDDYED: yes
- YARDAGE: 3702 yards
- WEIGHT: –
- NEEDLES: 8.0 mm/US 11
- METHOD: –
- MODIFICATIONS: –
- NOTES: I think that a similar effect could be created with garter stitch and a smaller knitting needle
I spent some time this morning wrapping things up with my inventory spreadsheet and I thought that I’d snap a picture before I boxed everything up. I would still like to finish the pink and brown blanket in the top left corner. Tomorrow is set up day and then the sale is the following weekend on the 18th and 19th.
Next year I’d like to concentrate more on hats and dishcloths or kitchen items. I don’t really think that the larger items like the blankets will sell well but I really wanted to clean out my yarn inventory to make room to store one particular line of yarn. This line has 30 different colors that mix and match well together. Here are a few that I ordered last week.
The yarn can be used to make solid colored hats with texture like this hat
Or I can mix and match colors to make hats like these
I also picked up some yarn to knit myself a cardigan. I’m think that it will be my birthday cast on in January which gives me some time to finish up a few projects… I have previously tried to knit the Water and Stone Cardigan but I struggled with it and decided to try again later. I hope with a few more years of knitting experience that I can pull it off this time. Never give up just try again later.
this yarn is destined to become a Norwegian or Scandinavian mitten advent calendar. Stranded knitting is also something that I tried and struggled with a few years ago. This time I’m armed with a little more education on the types of yarns that are appropriate for stranded knitting. Apparently the wool/silk blend of yarn that I tried the first time was the culprit for slippery stitches falling off the needles. The yarn I have chosen this time around is 100% wool and it has a lot more grip and stitch definition. I am excited to try again!
I’m hoping that after one more week or so of craziness I can come back to you guys with a clean and settled house and tons of creative energy. Like I said I still want to finish working on the pink and brown blanket but other than that I have finished all of my donations, gifts, and sale items for the year. I’d like to narrow my works in progress down to three yarn projects plus my extra project stashed in the car and one cross stitch project.
I’m going to participate in NO START DECEMBER again this year with the exception of a sock knit along that I want to do for fun. I currently have seven yarn related projects, one cross stitch project, and one embroidered project in progress. Last November I think I had about 17 yarn projects going. Maybe someday I will get my startitis under control.