My stash of odd balls, random colors and varying amounts of yarn is actually coming together! All those random balls of yarn have magically turned into squares. Well, not completely magically…
I made about two of these squares using a bavarian stitch pattern, and then my time was asked by other projects. Luckily I have a maker who makes things for me when I run out of time. I took the bag of yarn, and the squares I had already made plus the half-written pattern and went to visit Shirly for a cup of coffee. Her husband makes great coffee by the way!
I started my squares with randomly choosing colors as I go, and when I dropped the bag off at Shirly’s I gave her the instructions “enjoy, no rush, and just use colors as you like”. Half way through I send her more random yarn because she ran out, this pattern is a yarn eater for sure. The end result is actually remarkably holistic. I picked up this HUGE pile of squares from her a few months later.
I added an extra round, all in the same color, and turned the squares into a blanket by joining them and then I had a HUGE king size blanket. And that was it. This blanket has been in my living room for almost a year, half finished. My sons use it on a daily basis, and they love it to bits. But the yarn tails are still dangling from the blanket!
So next time you feel guilty about an unfinished project, know that you don’t have to finish a project to use it intensively. But I have promised myself to finish this blanket. So this week I am going to work away those yarn tails, and get round to finishing the last round of the border, because yes, the working loop has been secured by a stitch marker for almost a year now. This blanket will need a serious wash because it always seems to end up on the floor in my house. I am sure your kids are well behaved, but sometimes I believe mine were born as Neanderthals!
I will keep you posted on the blanket. You can find the FREE pattern HERE.
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