The cotton blanket pooling experiment.
Would this be an anniversary or a birthday? Regardless, I started this blanket around [actually over] 10 years ago shortly after learning to knit, shortly after making too many garter stitch scarves, so this was the same thing only sewn together to convince myself I had improved as a knitter. I never finished it, I never cared? I think because shortly thereafter I finally got the courage, motivation, balls to learn to move past the garter. Also back then summers in my old city were cool, and I often needed a blanket while reading/knitting on the sofa in the evenings – but a on a few warmer nights I needed something a little cooler than wool, so I had cotton snuggling thoughts. But then global warming ramped up and summer blanket thoughts began to go away. Maybe I should finish this before I’ll only need a cotton blanket in the winter, or maybe menopause will make me want it again, and shed it, and want it again, and shed it, and want it again?
I took this picture in the old house, and we don’t have this sofa anymore – it actually stayed in said house, so the whole package with the cotton blanket on the cotton sofa in a pleasing color scheme can’t be repeated anyway… Meh. I’m also a bit snotty about the yarn – bought before the new wave of LYSs, so it came from one of the big boxes which I generally avoid now, and I’m not a giant fan of knitting with cotton these days – too hard on my hands. I would consider donating this or gifting it, but much still needs to be done if I finish as I envisioned it. However, I could just finish the last green stripe, sew it together and just call it done, but then it would be an awkward size – too big for lap or crib, but too small for throw…well see… I’m not going to commit to finishing it as yet. It might be a good project to take when I’m away somewhere and is the only thing I’ve got.