I had such a great time reading all the comments from last post. You all are such wonderfully creative people and I hope that you all get a chance to have your own creative retreats soon!
I've been hard at work finishing my scrap blanket and am I ever happy with it! There is something so satisfying about knitting something so substantial and using up a large bag of yarn scraps that was taking up space.
I'm aware that it desperately needs a good blocking to be the right shape, but I just don't have the space in my dorm room to do so right now.
Once I finished binding off I was very surprised to see how huge it had turned out considering how compact it had been on the circular needles. I took this as a chance to practice my very basic crochet skills and try and get more comfortable with working with a hook, it worked out pretty well.
I also really enjoyed working with so many types of yarn, I've definitely rediscovered some favorites. For example, I'm dying to work with Knit Picks Simply Cotton again, it is heavenly!
Some of you asked about the pattern, I totally improvised this pattern by just starting with 4 stitches and knitting in a round, increasing evenly by four stitches each round. Super easy and fun!
Also some people have been asking about the quilt that was featured in the background of last post, it was a scrap quilt made by my great-grandmother, I treasure it immensely.
All through this project I envisioned how wonderful it will be to cuddle under this blanket in my new apartment this winter!
I also wanted to take some time to thank all of my wonderful blogging friends for cheering me on these last few months. Writing a thesis and working towards a degree has not been easy and your support has been amazing! Thank you so much!