I’m having a little happy dance after knitting up a small blanket – made because I received some yarn for xmas. Which means you get to see what other presents I received too.
Lots of books this year: the Scythe trilogy from the Viking family (I asked for it in French so I can then lend to non-English speaking family members afterwards); first 3 in The Wheel of Time series, from Mrs & Mr Lindashee; and “Le livre sans nom” (the book with no name) from Mr & Mrs Tattoo.
More haul was: two sets of acryllic paint markers from the husband (you’ll find out why I asked for these later in the year). “Under the Dome” DVD mini series from Mrs & Mr Lindashee; “Ralph 2.0” DVD and two packets of googly eyes from Mr & Mrs Tattoo; and two yarn cakes of Lion Brand yarn & a sweater from SIL & family.
And . . . there was even more . . .
SIL has taken up machine embroidery recently and surprised the husband and myself with a gorgeous set of 3 cushions. Made completely from scratch, including invisible zips and a very cheerful yellow cotton.
A zoom in on my favourite one.
Anyway . . . title of this post is a knitty happy dance because, I decided to cast on with the Lion brand yarn straight away, rather than letting yarn simply become more stash.
And knitted a blanket. I only had 2 balls so, in order to make the most of yarn and make the blanket as big as possible, I started with a 5 stitch cast on, and increased by 1 stitch every row (with a yarn over) until reaching the end of the first yarn cake. Then joined yarn (but working second cake from the centre out) and decreased by 1 stitch every row. I haven’t weaved in my yarn ends yet, but I have a pretty, albeit small, blanket – it finished up at 30″ square so more of a lap warmer but at least it’s a finished item and not just more stash.