Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Blinding blanket

Sometimes, stash-busting produces something surprisingly pretty, like my granny square afghan from last year. And sometimes, it produces this:

This is the majority of my surviving Caron Simply Soft collection, being turned into a lap blanket, because who doesn't need a crazy-loud lap blanket? I wasn't planning to use all of these colors in the same project, but I was reorganizing my stash box and they fell in a pile together. And I thought, "Why not?"

I'm using Mam'zelle Flo's instructions to make this, but it's just diagonal box stitch, which I used once before to make a (much more tasteful) scarf. I'll probably have enough red left over to make a border around the whole thing, which might make it look a little less crazy?

You know, I kind of like it. Yes, I'm trying to use up these skeins because they're not colors I really want to work with these days, and yes, I semi-intentionally chose the busiest possible pattern to put them in. But like my Garnet shawl, it's fun to use colors I don't usually work with, even when this is the result.

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  1. The blanket is beautiful! I love the way the colors look together:)

    1. Thank you! These colors are definitely growing on me :)