Friday, May 15, 2015

6KCBWDAY5 - Ten best things about my sock yarn blanket

Today's challenge is to blog in a way that is new.

I have never blogged a top ten list. So here goes: 



Ten best things about my sock yarn blanket.

1. Each square only takes forty-five minutes to knit - so that is satisfying.

2. I am knitting in the ends as I go so when I am done, I will be done.

3. Ever square I knit tells a story of the project I knit the yarn with in the first place.

4. Friends and relatives donate little sock yarn balls to me so their stories will be knitted up with mine.

5. Now that I am more than half way finished it keeps me warm while I knit.

6. When I take it out in public it is a conversation starter.

7. I get to experiment with colours and am surprised at some that work well together that I couldn't have imagined would.

8. It is a great project to go to when I am frustrated or bored with my current wips.

9. I can knit the squares without looking so it is perfect for watching TV.

10. It is the best stash buster ever for all those left-overs I had from years of sock knitting.



and I have never added a gif before - so there's that.


16 comments:

  1. I love the blanket and the fact that each square has a story to tell. I am impressed that you have managed to add a GIF too!

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    1. it was easier than I thought thanks to google.

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  2. The blanket is just stunning! Its great that each square has a memory, it will be a great keepsake when its done! Love the gif too, very amusing!

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    1. yes, it will be like those quilts my grandmother and aunt used to make out of the material from all the dresses and aprons they had made.

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  3. That's a lovely blanket. Well done for the gif too :)

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    1. next time I will have to try to create my own gif instead of borrowing someone else's off the internet.

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  4. Genius and beauty combined... The blanket too

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  5. Beautiful. How long did it take you to finish? (I once made an afghan with knitted triangles. It took me 6 years to finish.)

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    1. I started January 2014, and I am just over half way - I was aiming for next October - but I don't think I will make it. I think another year and it will be done - it is a king-size blanket for our bed.

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  6. My blanket's at the point where it keeps me warm while I knit too! It's such a good stage to be at.

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    1. I know! Although one night at knit group I was complaining about how hot it was in the coffee shop and everyone laughed at me because I had the blanket all piled in my lap.

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  7. Wow! Your blanket is looking good...the last time I remember seeing a picture, there weren't half as many squares. How quickly it is working up!

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