Monday, 8 July 2013

A Bit More Knitting

 Remember my plan to make baby blankets by knitting squares from scraps of wool? Well, it ran into a snag: turns out I can't sew squares together while reading a book. (I did try.)

So the bag full of squares just sat there glaring at me while I read and felt guilty. Eventually I'd had enough. I ripped out all the squares, divided the wool into a pile of light and a pile of dark, and re-knitted all of it. While reading.

Even the back looks nice!

I couldn't toss the squares I had managed to sew up. Unpicking while reading is only marginally easier than sewing while reading. So I simply picked up stitches along the borders and finished off the blanket. Doesn't look wonderful, but it's okay.

Three blankets made and four books read.


Jane McLellan said...

I think I like the back better than the front! Is that linen stitch? Pretty with all the colours.

Jesse said...

It's half linen stitch: every other row purled. It uses a bit less yarn than linen stitch, but still mixes the colours well.

Lori said...

I love how this turned out. I often need to adjust what I'm knitting based on whether I can read while doing it. Glad it's not just me!

Anairam said...

Well, I like it very much!