I think making these blanket squares is addictive.
I'd cast off the Argyle square a week or two ago (the pink and white fair isle design), and since then I hadn't cast on another square. I tend to procrastinate a bit about choosing the design. There are so many in this delightful book!
On the weekend I had a fair amount of time on my hands, so I sat down with a movie and my knitting basket, and I knitted a pile of squares.
I chose the Ridged Bricks design, and I began to knit. What a delicious square this is! So easy, yet with such an interesting texture and soft cosy feel. I made five before I decided it was time to change square. I chose the Planting Seeds square. I made one in wild rose organic cotton, and now on my needles is the second in a baby blue bamboo. It's also easy, and enjoyable. I think there will be a pile of Planting Seeds squares before long too!
I've got so many squares now that I am have to cram the lid of my basket shut. I think I'll have to move some into another box. I'm getting a bit excited, seeing the squares beginning to stack up.
I'm dreaming of this being a beautiful organic cotton and bamboo blanket to curl up under by winter. I'll be able to look at it and see each different square and remember what was happening at the time I was making it. There will be different textures, different patterns and different yarns. Some squares will be ones that I designed, but most will be from the book. I'll be able to pat it, and snuggle into it, and feel proud of it. Oh how I love making blankets!
In between all of this knitting, I am happily reading my way through Jane Austen's books. I finished Pride & Prejudice much faster than I thought. I loved it and I absolutely hate it when I finish a book I'm enjoying - it's inevitable but it's an absolute bother. Now I am about to start reading Emma and I am hoping I enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the last one.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Are reading a book for the first time or re-reading a much loved one?
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