Wednesday, March 25, 2015

just as good the second time


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!


6 comments:

  1. Love this springy colour combination. As soon as I'm done this cardigan, probably next wednesday, STASH busting is happening here, too.

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  2. Have fun knitting the blanket. It will look great! :-)

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  3. Lovely colours and I completely about keeping one main colour through the whole blanket. I'll look forward to seeing the finished blanket.

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  4. So glad I'm not the only one who looks back at old stash and mentally cringes. Seriously, if the basement ever catches fire, the hideous stash down there will just melt into a blob they'll never get rid of. So much bad acrylic!

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  5. That's a great idea. looks good so far.

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  6. I love the way the first two colors play off each other...can't wait to see it larger..

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