16 Nov 2012
I have been working on this blanket for such a long, long time, and I have loved every bit of it. The pattern is just simple enough that I can pick it up idly (since I only really have to pay attention every six rows), and, as it has grown colder, I have enjoyed sitting under a blanket while knitting said blanket. I always intended this blanket for our couch, and that’s how I chose the color. I love that it’s ready in time for wintry evenings with a novel.
The comedy of this blanket is its size. I didn’t use the brand of yarn the pattern suggested, and I had more than enough. But I was having too much fun to quit, so I just decided to keep going until I ran out of yarn. I laid it out on our queen-size bed for scale. It’s almost a comforter! But not quite. I measured it at 56″ x 72″, roughly. It’s definitely taller than I am!