Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket
The Blanket is finished!
Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
Knit on size 15 needles.
Using odd balls of mostly worsted yarn, held double.
Final size about 68″ x 42″, but very very stretchy in every direction.
Began on June 4, finished today, June 13.
“Phew” is all I can say. I was really focused on this project. Probably because I was so bored with knitting socks, and socks were the only thing on the pins before I started this.
It is large and wonderful and I just peeked in on Gerald and he’s using it. Which doesn’t necessarily mean he likes it, but he’s using it.
We admired it from inside today.
And that’s about all I have to say about it. It was fun to knit, I’m glad it’s over, the yarn has been used up, and hopefully we’ll enjoy it for years to come. My stash has a big hole in it after I used up all those leftover bits that had been around for so long; I need new projects to keep making odd balls. I’ve already cast on for a sweater for Maggie, and have plans for a Wallabyesque hooded vest for Jerry.
My dear friend Sarah LeMieux is trying to make us all join and upload pictures to this interesting website, and in doing so you cast a vote for her to get a really awesome gig. I did it last night and it just took me about five minutes.
Sarah’s music can be heard on her MySpace page.
If you like what you hear, and I know you will, then join her group and cast your vote by clicking here.
To learn more about the interesting website, click here.
And, she crochets.
AND. I will give away yarn. If you cast a vote for Sarah, just leave me a comment to let me know. I’ll randomly draw a winner on Sunday (or thereabouts) and I’ll send you some yarn! You can choose from sock yarn or lace weight or some worsted (4 balls!).
So please, take some time and vote.