photo from LynneKnowlton.com
I think I actually drooled on my ipad!
I linked through to her website (www.lynneknowlton.com) and read this how to blog post and some of her other posts. She is adorable. I want to stay in her guest treehouse. I want her to adopt me.
This blanket is considered a beginner knitting project. Ok, that makes it even better. BUT, it requires using NEEDLES! Eek! Needles are scary!
It's supposed to be really easy, she says. Just 4 knit stitches and then 4 purl stitches, Repeat, repeat, repeat and you'll have this gorgeous blanket.
She got the inspiration from an Etsy seller who made this version with even chunkier yarn
(link to Etsy from picture)
I almost had a heart attack when I saw how much this yarn cost.......$50.....per skein! Just a throw sized blanket would cost $200 to make. Not in my budget, besides the fact that I don't even know how to knit. Luckily Lynne gave much cheaper yarn options and I actually like the thickness and look of Lynne's blanket much better.
I decided I'd better learn to knit, so while DD and I were at the craft/fabric store Saturday I bought some knitting needles and the cheapest skein of yarn I could find - for practicing.
And last night I practiced.......and practiced and practiced. I am not good at this........yet. First I did a bunch of rows of the knit stitch. That wasn't too hard but still had my share of goofs. Then I tried to learn the purl stitch. That one was harder, but I finally got a few rows of it and seemed to get in a rhythm. So then I got brave and tried to do 4 knit stitches and 4 purl stitches and repeat. Ya.....didn't go so well. I tried and pulled it out, tried and pulled it out. Either I'd forget which stitch I was supposed to be doing or just completely do the stitch wrong. Back to watching the videos.
I am bound and determined to figure this knitting stuff out! That lovely blanket will be draped over the corner of my sofa one of these days come hell or highwater. Hopefully, I don't drown in the process.....and hopefully it will turn out looking somewhat similar...I should probably just hope it at least ends up looking something like a blanket!