this was one ball of wool, i have 11 more hehe
i may get more because i want this to be a Big Blanket and atm it's looking to make more of a single person lap blanket rather than a sprawling sofa snuggle several people blanket and the latter is infinitely superior u kno
but jeez. i knitted four of these today and while I'm psyched to be knitting more quickly, my hands are Killing Me lmao
my blanket squares are so pleasing
i have knitted an entire bag of blanket squares. 12 balls of wool have become 66 good warm squares hell yeah
up next: knitting ALL of THESE because i want a B I G blanket
i have knitted like 18 balls of wool into blanket squares and i have 6 left lmao
i finished knitting all my blanket squares & im sewing em together now and i am, Very Excited
that theres 132 squares babey
bonus pics: i tried a bunch of different arrangements yesterday and they're fun but i like the scattered gradient from the other post the best
blanket scarf . blanket scarf
get u a frog who can do both
@seafrog these all look amazing what the heck!!!!
@Ophillous aaaa thank u!!!! im so thrilled to be Making An Actual Thing all the time, its so fab
i like all of these but my favorite is the second one from this post. the more direct gradient :) such a cool and huge project
@baronnarcveldt i did consider that one, its a good combo!!! but i didnt like how organised it looked lmao.
thank u!!! it's p cool because i've just been knitting a square or two each evening while watching tv so it was really easy to get them all done hahaha
@seafrog scarf looks so good! and you look very cute!
@seafrog I'm excited, too!!
@seafrog I am very excited for you and also I will pretend you love weaving in ends, who DOESN'T love that
@Pixley ok a secret of mine is that i fricken Love weaving in ends its so cool bc they just,, Disappear
@Pixley this is possibly bc i only recently learned the cool fun invisible way to do it and it is still a New And Fun Thing but honestly it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon lmao
@seafrog so pretty!
@seafrog big, handmade pixels!
@seafrog Very beautiful. It reminds me of this Kiel Week Poster
@kaffeeringe Thank u!!!! thats def the sort of vibe i was going for 😊😊
@seafrog these colors, the gradient you arranged them in, oh my gosh i’m in awe!!! this is gorgeous!!
@vestal sjfhgjgk thank u pal!!!! it was so fun to do omg
@seafrog Gorgeous! May I ask if you have a pattern you're using?
@lindentreeisle Thank you!! I used waffle stitch to make the squares:
25 stitches & 30 rows made rough squares for my wool, which is pretty chunky!
there was no overall blanket pattern tho, I started making the squares as a way to get comfortable with knitting continental-style & to knit faster without looking at my hands, so it was just a nice beginner project really!!
@seafrog Thanks! I liked the stitch and didn't recognize it (not a lot of experience). Plus all the stuff I've seen with separate squares before has been crocheted, not knitted. I'm doing a blanket that's all in one piece (just alternating squares of knit & purl, it is also a good beginner project) and thought it might be fun sometime to do one in separate squares like that. ☺️
@lindentreeisle Ahh cute!! I don't know how to crochet yet, but I think there are a lot of cute ways to crochet-join blanket squares!! I wanna learn at some point :> but i'm a beginner too so i've still got my hands full with just knitting!!
ooo the alternate knit-purl squares sound cute!!! do you have any progress photos??
I keep stopping and starting with knitting...the squares are meant to be 4 inches but they ended up slightly short on the vertical. I may try some blocking when I'm done. The pattern called for 8 squares across so I'm well committed to that now, but if I did it again I'd make it wider. Should still be enough to cover me, tho it won't be big enough to make a blanket burrito.
@lindentreeisle oh wow i love this!!!!!
@seafrog ty! I got the pattern off ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-peasy-squares-blanket and definitely chose it bc it looked like I couldn't possibly fuck it up. (I didn't predict the part where I restarted it after not knitting for a year and started knitting the wrong way, thus briefly turning it into a funnel instead of a blanket.)
@lindentreeisle ravelry is so good!! i have Lots of things faved on there that i wanna make and i keep having to talk myself down into simpler, actually achievable things for my level lmao
@seafrog hahaha. Ravelry saved this blanket because I had NO IDEA what needle size I had been using but fortunately I told ravelry when I started it.
I really want to get into socks, but the blanket is much more my speed rn because I can do it while I talk to people on zoom (I'm doing a weekly craft night) or watch movies.
sparkle sparkle, bitches