My Newest Project

If you happen to follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen the pictures I’ve been posting of little 3×3 squares of knitting. Kind of like this one:

That’s just 6 of the 14 I did for that one color. I have five colors to go. Ahem.

I’m making  a blanket for Little Bear, because every time I worked on a blanket for a pregnant friend, he’d run up to me and say, “Banket!” and try to steal it. It was ridiculously adorable.

I just don’t quite know what got into my head when it came to doing this particular blanket. It’s 81 3×3 squares. And then I have to sew them all together. This is, by far, the most difficult project I’ve done to date. Don’t get me wrong. The squares are incredibly easy to do, and now that I’m focusing on this project instead of trying to do it and Butter’s scarf at the same time, I’m flying through them.

Eventually, when I have those 81 squares done, I have to lay them out in a pattern. This is the pattern suggested. [though they also suggest using 9 squares of 3 of the yarns, and 18 of the other 3. I altered it because apparently that’s just how I do things.]

The arrows indicate which way the stitching on the square should be facing.

This is going to either be the most fun I’ve had so far with knitting, or it’s going to drive me to drink.

Wish me luck.

Pay It Forward

I’m a sucker for bloglovin, have I told you that?

I noticed that Sarah, one of my sponsors from last month, had posted a challenge on her blog. It’s a pay it forward challenge. At first, I had no idea what I could offer. I don’t do any kind of cool design work. [I do a little of my own, and I don’t know that it’s all that fantastic.]

Then I realized . . . I knit. And not to toot my own horn, but I think I’m getting fairly good at it. At least, I can knock out a baby blanket like no one’s business. So, that’s what I’m doing. The first three commenters on this post will, within the next year, receive a baby blanket or scarf. You can use it for yourself or as a gift. I’m not particular.

That’s the most recent blanket I’ve made. I finished it on a Saturday evening and gave it to her the next day at church. The baby was born on Monday.

And that’s my scarf, which is on the back burner because I’m working on a scarf for Butter and a blanket for Little Bear right now.

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Within a year I’ll create something unique to share with the first three people to comment on this post.
  • But, in order to receive your present you have to play along.  Mention this post on Facebook or twitter. Make sure to tag me so I see it. Offer to do something nice for the first three commenters on Facebook or the first three people to retweet your tweet.
  • You get 72 hours to post, or I’ll have to move on to the next person.
  • Please only comment if you’re willing to pay it forward!
    (adapted from Sarah’s rules)

That’s it. That’s all you have to do. Are you willing to play along?

Leave your email address in the comments, and if you blog, your URL. Tell me what your favorite book or movie is, or something that makes you unique. Spread the love. Pay it forward.

New Projects

Last Saturday, I finally finished the last of the baby blankets I’d been working on. (Third of three, and she had the baby on Monday after I gave it to her on Sunday.)

So, what did I do? I immediately searched for new projects. My friend Rachel has asked me to make her a tea cozy for her. I’m still searching for a pattern with which I’m comfortable. I also told Butter I’d make him a scarf, so I started that last Sunday. I also started a blanket for the Bear, because when I stated working on the last baby blanket, he constantly thought it was his.

The only thing I haven’t finished? The original project I started. My own scarf.

One of these days…