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How to start a sock yarn blanket

How to start a sock yarn blanketAfter watching many knitting podcasters show their sock yarn blankets growing over time, three months ago I decided to cast one on.  It’s still a very small corner of a blanket but each time I use sock-weight yarn I look forward to adding another square (and I might have broken in to a few fresh yarn balls just to be able to work on it).

My intentions are to let it grow with time, no particular rush, perhaps in a year’s time I’ll have a lap blanket and a few years later it will be larger still. I find it a relaxing item to work on in between projects where I can let the needles do their thing while I ponder what I want to cast on next.

For anyone considering casting on a sock yarn blanket, I wanted to provide some tips to think about as you get started. It can be an addictive project to work on, but without planning it may mean the difference between a finished beauty or a project bag hidden in a cupboard with a few lonely squares. Continue reading

Accidental socks

Accidental socks

Sometimes the knitting needles have a mind of their own and all I can do is follow along. That’s what happened with these Accidental socks.

I wanted to try out two colour cast-ons and found a photo tutorial from Talena Winters. I picked up two balls of Regia from my stash without too much thought for the colours because I was going to try it, rip it out, and put the yarn back in my stash… but the knitting needles took control. Continue reading

Adventures while trying to make random things for fun by Niina (aka Give Me A Crown).