KNIT A BLOCK A WEEK
Plans have been whirling around my head for the "Knit a block a Week Challenge" Linda's blog.
The book 200 Knitted blocks by Jan Eaton was delivered a little earlier than Christmas by Santa "Amazon" Claus hee hee.
Last night it even came in the bath with me while I pondered the designs I would like to knit.
Having decided to produce my first blanket for SIBOL (unfortunately Sue can no longer accept squares but can receive made up blankets), using my first squares I produce I set to work on the pattern, I think Im just about there! That's as long as it turns out ok - I have visions of it turning out like a dogs dinner ............ I think SIBOL is a wonderful organisation, donating blankets to care homes for the elderly. Im sure they get so much pleasure from the blankets that are delivered to them.
Choosing the squares I went for squares with the same stitch count and what I think the thickness of the square will come out like - Im thinking that maybe some of the designs will give you a thicker/denser texture, I might be completely wrong in this thinking, time will tell.........
For SIBOL's blankets they like them to be 36" square - 25 squares plus a border.
Tonight I've chosen the yarn, stashbusting into the bargain.
I was thinking of adding a green in too but am undecided on that one, more thinking in the bath required for a decision on that one!
My design choices are repeated in my blanket so will count these towards my "Square per day" challenge that is running over on Loving Hands forum.
This blankets means Im stashbusting, block a week and square per day - all of these challenges covered.
As this is my first real attempt at a blanket it is stretching my knitting confidence so hope it turns out alright.
Im all ready so tonight I start!