It has been since I last bought yarn!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone.

The football blanket has been done for weeks. Ends woven in, blocked to a lovely degree of flatness and just sitting here. I mentioned here that I wasn't happy with the size of the blanket, it turning out to be smaller than the usual blankets I make. But, after looking at this for weeks and not being able to marry the idea of adding on a border to this blanket, I've decided to cry "Uncle" on the whole project and leave well enough alone.


SO- Football blanket is DONE. (It also helps that I have met wee Zachary and he is such a tiny little man I do not think he or his mama are going to take issue with the blanket measuring at 26" tall.)


Pattern: I adapted Lisa Vienneau's football pattern and decided to go with simple blue squares. The "Z" is my own graph handy work.
Yarn: Berrocco Comfort Solids & Heathers in "Blue" (9707) and "Brown" (9720) {purchased locally at Gina Brown's!}
Needles: I wanna say US 8's, but I can't be certain, I didn't write it down! (But I did use my lovely, LOVELY Addi Turbo Clicks needles. Which I cannot say enough positive things about.)
Listened To: "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick (which I HATED.... so depressing) and "Looking For Alaska" by John Green (which I really liked).

The footballs- look like footballs:


The "Z" looks like a Z (although careful to self, because on the wrong angle is also looks like a good "N")


And the Blue squares of happy, simple stocking stitch- well they look right too.



Progress on the rainbow blanket also continues a break neck pace.


This too, will be shorter than I'd like, but only because I do not have enough color leftovers to do another repeat. I'm hoping by the end of this week- this will be on the blocking board too, and up for show and tell in the next blog post. I'm loving this blanket a lot, it's a show stopper, but I'm ready for something new! and! exciting! to cast on.


Anonymous said...

I love the "Rainbow of Happiness"! It is so bright and cheerful. MIL

Robin said...

I'm glad you are happy with the blanket. I love it just the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posting with the football and Rainbow of Happiness afghans. They both are so gorgeous. Good Job Jen!