Just wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend before dashing out the door to work :)
Oddest thing today, the sun is out! Yaaaaay! Sunshine honeys :) I was starting to forget what it looked like :) Maybe Spring is ready to make an appearance after all, I so hope so! It's felt like a very long Winter.
What started as a distraction from howling winds and the destruction of our fencing and gate might actually turn into a blanket after all :) I'm learning as I go along, because it's been so long since I knitted anything and I never really learned to knit anything impressive like sweaters or cardigans but it's been such fun so far :)
As you can see I've added to my little square collection :) In my last post I had knitted four squares and had just started on the larger pink square, which I'm hoping is going to be the centre of my blanket. I'm being held back by my hands which is very annoying. I can't knit for very long before the arthritis starts yelling at me and I have to stop for a while.
I've finished the large pink square though, which is double the stitches and twice the length of the smaller squares. In other words, the large square is the same size as four of the smaller squares :) The smaller squares have twenty three stitches and I knitted forty six rows and then one more row while casting off to finish them. I then doubled my stitches and rows for the pink square. It really felt like it took forever to knit that larger square because I had to keep stopping :/
I was originally planning to knit multi-colour squares to surround the pink square (twelve of them) and then keep knitting using up the wool (yarn) I have at home but I've decided, since I have two huge balls of a gorgeous navy blue wool already, to buy more of that and use the coloured squares between each row of navy blue squares. So that the navy blue will become the main colour of the blanket.
So (hopefully) it will start in the middle with the large pink square, then there will be twelve navy blue squares as a surround, followed by a row of the multi coloured squares around the navy blue ones and so on. I know it such a silly thing to be happy about but I really am :)
What's making you smile today honeys? I hope you have a fabulous weekend and that it's sunny where you are too. If you're going outside wrap up warm, I don't think Winter is quite done with us yet. Till next time dears, huggles xxx