Yay! I can cross off a resolution I made in my Total Accountability New Year Plans and Resolutions Post! Or, at least, cross off one fourth of a resolution.
Remember? I wanted to make a version of this granny row blanket for our living room:
My fellow crafter did a repeat of | 4 rows C1 | 1 row C2 | 2 rows C3 | 1 row C2 |
Well, that’s totally a thing!
I chose a repeat of | 7 rows C1 | 1 row C2 | 3 rows C3 | 1 row C2 | because I wanted the ‘dots’ of C2 to line up underneath each other.
I kind of screwed up when I started by making it 120cm wide instead of the 80cm I had in mind. But then Dirk brilliantly suggested that this can be a blankie we sit under together while we game or watch Netflix, and all was well in my world.
I’m forced to use cheap yarn on account of the size of this and the size of my budget, which are conversely related, but I still like how the colors work together. Also, apart from the color changes, this is the most brainless pattern in the world; you could probably do it while reciting the first two thousand numbers of Pi. Or figuring out who’ll win America’s Next Top Model.
Blankie will go on our Chesterfield couch, underneath this gorgeous poster by Jazzberry Blue.
IRL, the colors are more blue-ish, so I think they’re going to work together.
I’m definitely not buying another poster, is what I’m saying.
Inspired? If you want to make your own granny stripe blanket, go check out this tutorial by Maybe Matilda, which is both comprehensible and free. Score!
Oh, and if you’re making a blanket – any blanket – post a pic in the comments so we can motivate each other, ‘kay?
Only a 120 rows more to go…