Monday, October 14, 2013

Square Dance

It's Thanksgiving Day here in Canada.

Dave is sick, and I'm still worn out from being sick, so we had a nice quiet dinner together last night, and today will just be spent relaxing.

I've been working mostly on my long-neglected barn-raising blanket.I started this back in 2011 as a way to use up some of those sock-yarn leftovers. I had so many, I decided I could restrict this blanket to using only self-striping sock yarn.
Of course, I don't have enough self-stripers, so I've dipped into Mom's left over stash too (very handy knowing someone with a sock machine - they produce leftovers far faster than manual knitters!).

I've actually got 24 squares done now (picture only shows 18 - six are still blocking), but I need at least 60. I'm hoping to finish this one by the end of the year, so even though I'm approaching halfway - I've really got to get a wiggle on!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Holy cow... imagine having enough self-striping sock yarn leftover for 60 squares! That's amazing. It's gonna be great.

Now feel better you two!

Nancy Kay said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Canadian folks!! The blanket looks like such an ambitious project. But what a great way to use up left-over yarns!!

Araignee said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
That blankie is going to be amazing when it is done. I can't wait to see it.

kathy b said...

Ohhhh I love the crazy mixed up look. ITs so fun and cheerful

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful!! Love that its all self striping. Let me know if you need more, I might have a few that I already used in my sock yarn blanket, depending on how much you need for a square ... one of them is Wandering Cat yarn that I can kick back to you :o)

Rachelle said...

Looking forward to seeing it finished!