So, I’ve been wondering what to do with my leftover bits of sock yarn.
I picked up a bunch of solids to stretch the remnants into another pair of socks, but then I saw this and this and decided that I’d start one of those stunningly-beautiful-wholly-satisfying-but-takes-a-hundred-years-to-finish projects.
With that in mind, The Frankenblanket was born.
I’m really enjoying the whole process, and am not, shockingly, bored by knitting square after mitered square.
Starting it was rough, as I couldn’t get any of the patterns I found online to make a square. They all ended up more ice cream cone shaped. Odd. I could have easily fixed the problem if I’d gone with a garter stitch square, but I was determined (obsessively so) to make them all stocking stitch.
The result tends to curl at the edges (I’ll have to figure out something to do at the edge when I’m done) but it definitely has the look I was going for.
The problem? The blanket size is directly proportional to the number of sock pairs I’ve completed.
So, yeah, if anyone has leftover bits they’d be happy to part with…
Oooh! I also picked up a few more not-yet-bits of yarn.