Just before going back to college I have of course started a mammoth project, because my logic works like that. But it’s mindless enough that my brain can stop concentrating on what I’m knitting and wander onto the essay that I should really start writing once I have an idea what it’s actually going to be about…
Anyway, my wee sister has moved into a new flat and needs a throw for her sofa (she just doesn’t know it yet). After the last blanket I knitted, I knew it couldn’t be something that involved casting on a million stitches and knitting a pattern straight for several miles. I thought about knitting squares but knew that would involve a lot of ends to sew in and seaming and that I’d be put off. So after a good search on Ravelry, I settled on the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting. It’s knitted in pieces which are joined-as-you-go, so there’s variety, but also a good deal of mindless knitting. The sofa is a medium blue, so my planned colour scheme is denim, navy, cream and brown:
However, as I’m using aran-weight yarn rather than DK-weight, I might not bother with the last two squares (which are done with intarsia so that also saves me tangly yarn trauma) and have eight squares like this:
by which point, it’ll
I’m using a bit of a mixture of yarns. I had the cream Cygnet Aran in my stash already, as well as the brown Wendy Aran with Wool, which I bought in late 2008 (!) to knit a Hemlock Ring Blanket for my own sofa. I did actually start it early in 2009 but it was one of the (many) projects that got frogged when I discovered that I needed to start baby knits. All that I needed to buy was some Stylecraft Special Aran in Midnight and Denim to get some actual blue in the pattern. It’ll be so easy to wash and dry which, if my sister does get an army of cats as she’s threatening to do, is a must.
I’m on the third section after a week, so a few evenings of intensive knitting are called for, I think!