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Knitting My Blanket

Well my blanket certainly has come a long way since this:

That was December 26th when I started. There was probably at least a week or two where I did not knit a stitch! I was not in the mood!

Anyways, I started out with 6 balls and basically reached the end of that and I was about a 1/3 of the way through. So I bought 12 more when they were still on sale and I used about 7 getting through the middle section. I've used up most of the last ball and I'm still no where near done! So I bought 4 more balls and hopefully that will finish things up for me.

This was the last picture of took and I had it thrown on my bed for scale (Queen sized bed):

Obviously the curved section in the far upper right is the needles and loop I'm using. I expect once I knit this up to the last corner and cast off it will cover my bed from top to bottom. I guess that makes it about a 6 feet by 4 feet blanket.

I was not supposed to be this big! I am pretty sure I messed up when I was reading the instructions. They said 5 balls of the main colour and 5 of the alternate colour. I'm using the same colour as I'm not going to chance screwing up switching between the colours! I have the yarn for the next blanket though:

This next one should be a bit smaller. Maybe when the yarn goes on a crazy sale again I can buy up a whole lot more and make blankets for my friends for next Christmas. Just don't give away the surprise!

7 blog comments below

Wow! I'm in total awe of your energy and talents TG. And that does look like a cool blanket as well. Also an interesting project.
deanhills on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:09 pm
That looks warm! You constantly keep us in stitches with your many talents.
standready on Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:02 pm
I finally finished it!

It measures roughtly 5 feet 2 inches wide, 8 feet 4 inches long!!!!

I have about 2 and 1/4 balls left of that colour. Maybe I can make a cat size blanket!
TheGremlyn on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:18 pm
Holy crap! That's huge!
Ankhanu on Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:36 pm
Are you sure that the blanket is long enough. A little longer and you could double it over for extra warmth. Looks like Mynx has already taken control of it. I hear Squee and Eve are asking for their blankets.
standready on Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:29 pm
My mom's penpal said I could just lie down and roll myself up in it! And I could and I'd be mostly covered, except for my head. I also emailed my dad the picture and he seemed to like it if I can interpret his random arrangement of words. I'd like a more square blanket I think, I didn't really want it to be 8 feet long! I might throw it on my bed tonight. I was using it earlier when I was working at my computer on my project scope document. It was nice!
TheGremlyn on Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:38 am
Looks awesome TG. I'd like the more square as well. Pretty inviting. Cool
deanhills on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:25 am

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