As it turns out, I am not the only person who is willing to devote many, many hours of their knitting life to a sock yarn blanket. And after working on it for a short period of time I can see why. Each little miter square is fast to knit up so it’s easy to feel like you’re making progress. (At lest for now, I admit that I am in the very early stages.) And it’s pretty. Really pretty.
Here’s my blanket so far.
I’ve been very smart and have been weaving in the ends as I go.
And these are the rest of the squares for the first row.
But, here’s the part where it gets really exciting. (I realize that non-fibre people wouldn’t think that tiny little knitted squares are even a little exciting, but we know better.) My blanket is going international!!! I am very fortunate to have wonderful friends in the knitting community in my city who are willing to pass on ends to me to incorporate into the EBI. (Which is either really nice of them or some kind of sick social experiment regarding my actual level of sanity that they have decided to collaborate on and I am the willing brunt of the nasty joke. You know what they say, ignorance is bliss and I’m willing to go with nice.) In the first few squares alone I can point out what came from my stash, from my BFF’s stash, and from my friend Suzie’s stash. It’s already very multicultural so to speak. And now that diversity is spreading. Swaps have been arranged with the Twisted Stitcher and with BigMonkeyPie and that means yarn from a whole other country!
My husband was very sweet and helped me wind my extra ends into 10 grams balls so that I could send off the amount of yarn that was agreed upon by both my swap buddies. (While we were sitting there I did make a comment that apparently I had crossed some sort of fibre related magic line and had gone from addict to dealer since this is clearly intent to traffic.)
In the end it all looked like this.
So that means that there are now 5 different knitters involved in this blanket. That works out too one Province and 2 States. I would love to make this a truly international blanket and collect as many countries, states, and provinces in it as possible. So, if any other knitter is knitting an EBI and wants to swap, find me on Rav. (I’m Harleagh.) I’ll be knitting this for a really long time so no rush.
For now, I’m off to start stalking my Postman.
Knitters involved: 5