bits

Standard

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.

Shiny!

Advertisements

About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

30 responses »

  1. Frankenblanket!!!!111! OMG!

    I’d totally buy one. Seriously. If I saw one of those things at a market, I’d totally plunk down cash for it.

    Oh, you’re making me want to learn how to knit.

    Mombo got me a craft magazine at Christmas, and they had instructions for buying old wool sweaters at thrift stores (even ugly ones) and making them into beautiful throw blankets. You’re inspiring me!

  2. Frankenblanket!!!!111! OMG!

    I’d totally buy one. Seriously. If I saw one of those things at a market, I’d totally plunk down cash for it.

    Oh, you’re making me want to learn how to knit.

    Mombo got me a craft magazine at Christmas, and they had instructions for buying old wool sweaters at thrift stores (even ugly ones) and making them into beautiful throw blankets. You’re inspiring me!

    • Frankenblanket!

      Seriously, that’s what I’m now calling it.

      As for the blanket itself, very very very easy.

      It’s one of those looks-very-very-difficult-but-is-actually-very-very-very-easy things.

      I’d walk you through it, if you like.

      There needs to be more knitters in the world.

      As for cannibalizing old sweaters…I’ve done the same thing. It’s a bitch to frog them, but it’s an inexpensive way to get some great yarn.

      ~A

  3. Frankenblanket!!!!111! OMG!

    I’d totally buy one. Seriously. If I saw one of those things at a market, I’d totally plunk down cash for it.

    Oh, you’re making me want to learn how to knit.

    Mombo got me a craft magazine at Christmas, and they had instructions for buying old wool sweaters at thrift stores (even ugly ones) and making them into beautiful throw blankets. You’re inspiring me!

    • Frankenblanket!

      Seriously, that’s what I’m now calling it.

      As for the blanket itself, very very very easy.

      It’s one of those looks-very-very-difficult-but-is-actually-very-very-very-easy things.

      I’d walk you through it, if you like.

      There needs to be more knitters in the world.

      As for cannibalizing old sweaters…I’ve done the same thing. It’s a bitch to frog them, but it’s an inexpensive way to get some great yarn.

      ~A

  4. Frankenblanket!!!!111! OMG!

    I’d totally buy one. Seriously. If I saw one of those things at a market, I’d totally plunk down cash for it.

    Oh, you’re making me want to learn how to knit.

    Mombo got me a craft magazine at Christmas, and they had instructions for buying old wool sweaters at thrift stores (even ugly ones) and making them into beautiful throw blankets. You’re inspiring me!

  5. Frankenblanket!!!!111! OMG!

    I’d totally buy one. Seriously. If I saw one of those things at a market, I’d totally plunk down cash for it.

    Oh, you’re making me want to learn how to knit.

    Mombo got me a craft magazine at Christmas, and they had instructions for buying old wool sweaters at thrift stores (even ugly ones) and making them into beautiful throw blankets. You’re inspiring me!

  6. Frankenblanket!

    Seriously, that’s what I’m now calling it.

    As for the blanket itself, very very very easy.

    It’s one of those looks-very-very-difficult-but-is-actually-very-very-very-easy things.

    I’d walk you through it, if you like.

    There needs to be more knitters in the world.

    As for cannibalizing old sweaters…I’ve done the same thing. It’s a bitch to frog them, but it’s an inexpensive way to get some great yarn.

    ~A

  7. Frankenblanket!

    Seriously, that’s what I’m now calling it.

    As for the blanket itself, very very very easy.

    It’s one of those looks-very-very-difficult-but-is-actually-very-very-very-easy things.

    I’d walk you through it, if you like.

    There needs to be more knitters in the world.

    As for cannibalizing old sweaters…I’ve done the same thing. It’s a bitch to frog them, but it’s an inexpensive way to get some great yarn.

    ~A

  8. Frankenblanket!

    Seriously, that’s what I’m now calling it.

    As for the blanket itself, very very very easy.

    It’s one of those looks-very-very-difficult-but-is-actually-very-very-very-easy things.

    I’d walk you through it, if you like.

    There needs to be more knitters in the world.

    As for cannibalizing old sweaters…I’ve done the same thing. It’s a bitch to frog them, but it’s an inexpensive way to get some great yarn.

    ~A

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s