From humble beginnings ...


... come great things ...

Yes after four years, four months and fourteen days ... moving house twice ... and getting a job, I have finally finished my sock yarn blanket.


Here are just some of the 1105 squares that make up my blanket ... yes, one thousand, one hundred and five! At an average of 25 minutes per square that is 27625 minutes of knitting or nearly 20 days of solid knitting.  Or looking at in another way in 1594 days I've made 1105 square, averaging out at just over two thirds of a square a day.

So, was it all worth it? Well, there were moments (many of them) when I wanted to give up ... but I persevered and I'm glad that I did. The finished item is pretty damned fantastic, or in the words of the ever effusive boyfriend 'it is very colourful'

It is also extremely warm - undeterred by the sunny weather I insisted on sleeping under my blanket the night I finished it - and it was roastie toastie! I think maybe this blanket might have to be purely ornamental for the next few months, but I know it will come into its own come the winter time.

So have I inspired you to knit your own blanket? If so, I've got plenty of left over scraps of sock yarn in a variety of different colours - let me know if you are interested ;-)

Comments

  1. Wow it's fantastic. Good work, it was worth persevering.

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  2. This is a really lovely quilt, I like the way you've placed the squares points up it gives a lovely edge to the borders. The colours are fantastic, it must really brighten up your bedroom! I'm in the process of knitting squares for a blanket so I know how much work is involved!

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  3. Gorgeous blanket! All your efforts were well worth it : )

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  4. It's absolutely fabulous, you should be so proud of it. I love it

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  5. It is beautiful and totally worth all the effort you put into it! I just started one of my own earlier this week and it feels a bit daunting at the moment. Seeing yours reminds me that eventually, I too will have a beautiful blanket!!

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    1. I felt very daunted at the beginning as well, but you will get there and it is worth it!

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  6. Colours really work well and it looks terrific! Top marks for seeing this through to the end as the final blanket is a work of art.

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  7. I think you'll be getting requests!

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    1. hum ... I think one blanket is enough for a knitter. But you are knitting now, so can make your own!

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  8. Wow! Looks fantastic. I really think you made the right choice in sticking with it as it looks fantastic.

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  9. Thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement over the last four years - it certainly kept me going ;)

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  10. How did I miss this post!? That is stunning. And huge! Just gorgeous.

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  11. I've just found your blog and I wanted to say what a beautiful blanket, I love it!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I'm glad you like it. I see you have a blanket project on the go too - looks like you will be busy this year. Its a great project I'll be interested to see how it turns out :)

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