Saturday, July 31, 2010

More squares...

Were you wondering what happened with Barn Raising?


You may recall that I'd set a goal to have it completed by the end of my maternity leave. Ahem, yes, that was 2 months ago! To be fair, if I'd stuck with the 42 squares that the pattern called for, I would have been done at that time.


Unfortunately though, it just seemed a little small - more of a lap blanket than a snuggly throw. I tried to convince myself otherwise. That it really was big enough. I even tested with Joe: "It's a good size, right?" But both he and the nagging feeling in the back of my mind confirmed that it needed to be bigger. That ultimately I'd be disappointed if I kept the size as-is. Thing was I was a little burnt out on the non-stop knitting of squares - the thought of having to make oodles more just wasn't appealing. So I hid it away for a little while.


But it's back out of hibernation now, and I have a renewed interest to complete. Let's see how this goes... (Btw - if anyone said they were knitting a blanket out of sock yarn, wouldn't you think they were bonkers?)

6 comments:

Ivana said...

But if you didn't, you wouldn't have all these adorable photos of Naomi amongst the squares! I think your squares are great, keep strong ;)

Ivy said...

Oh, I don't know. I'm working on three blankets out of sock yarn, so next to me you look sane!

I love sock yarn blankets, though. The weight is lovely and since most are knit in a modular style, which makes it feel much more manageable, at least to me.

And yours amazing. I love the saturated colors!

StarSpry said...

These are great photos of Naomi :) I just love all your squares! I bet you'll be able crank the rest out in no time! I really need to work on mine again.

Andi said...

I love knitting but if I had that little love I would really find it hard to want to knit. I probably would want to squeeze her every minute! Well I am currently working on the Mitered sock yarn blanket and it is insane! I was thinking of the barn raising blanket for my next one. :)

Karen said...

I think your project looks gorgeous. It will be nice for winter to have a snuggly blanket. Glad to see you ended up with the Whirligig shrug. I believe I may have even voted for that. It turned out great!

hyeknitter said...

Naomi is darling! And those squares are great!