Sea Green and Sapphire

A blog about a love of colour, addiction to fabrics and joy of crafting…

Sock Yarn Blanket Progress Report

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Yarns from SueLast week, when I came back from holiday, I had a parcel waiting for me. Parcels are always fun, but this was a particularly nice one as it contained sock yarns from Sue in the US. There were lots of lovely blue and purple shades, which are always my favourites. And to make it even nicer, she had included a card from where she lives – Massachusetts – and a sweet little sheep. So thank you very much Sue!

Sock Yarn BlanketSince then I have been knitting my blanket feverishly. I just love this particular project because:

  • it is very addictive to knit, you always want to knit “just one more square”
  • although it is a long term project, it suits short attention spans because each square doesn’t take long to knit and you get to pick a new yarn every 20 minutes or so (which other project lets you do that?!)
  • it has lots and lots of random colours, including ones that you perhaps wouldn’t picked yourself but they look great nevertheless
  •  it is very thrifty and not very expensive, as you use scraps of yarn that are leftovers from other projects
  • you get lovely parcels from fellow blanket knitters from around the world, containing little balls of new-to-you yarn
  • there’s a nice communal “global village” feeling when several people around the world work on the same project (our little group on Ravelry has people at least from the US, New Zealand and the UK including Guernsey)
  • the blanket looks really homely, cosy and fun. It is also wonderful how everyone’s blanket looks so different

Here are my previous posts on the blanket project:

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Author: Heidi

I love colour wherever I find it, in art, photography, gardens, nature. I also love all kinds of fiber arts; spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting, sewing.

4 thoughts on “Sock Yarn Blanket Progress Report

  1. It’s looking lovely Heidi – really bright and cheerful 🙂

  2. I love the way yours is square, I just started knitting and mine’s sort of wide and bitty, I should have started in the middle. I’m going to post a progress report on mine on my blog this evening.

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