Hmmm .... can you guess what this big 'ol pile of yarn is going to become? Two hints: you hold yarn double, and it blows through humongous amounts of stash. LOL, yes this a second garter squish blanket! After coming back from our spring break trip, I bounced around between several projects but didn't really get excited about anything until I organized my yarn/craft supplies that had exploded from their containers in our guest bedroom. I realized that I would be really really happy to empty (or nearly empty) the two huge 16 gallon storage tubs of my oldest stash: the acrylic yarns I started with. It's a lot of odd balls leftover from old projects, plus a lot of baby yarn that makes me question my taste/sanity when I originally purchased it. Based on what I've observed of other knitter's garter squish blankets, my favorite projects are those that have one color that is constant throughout. It really grounds the blanket and makes it look more purposeful and less hodge-podge. The other thing that is key for success is having at least one yarn color you really really love as a base to the project. So I purchased the two shades of blue Caron Simply Soft you see on the right above to serve as the "base" for this blanket. I've started off with the lighter blue held with a really pale green Vanna's Choice yarn. Already in love!