The 2.5 inch blanket.

I have always wanted to make a blanket, but the sheer amount of time you need to put into them has always put me off, and I always get bored right at the cast on. so I’ve made it my mission to try an get through as much of this blanket as possible, which actually seems to be working OK.

I have 2.5 inches done. I cast on 200 stitches.

I think I’m doing OK.

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It’s just a simple garter stitch pattern with icord edging, but I really like it.

I think it’s been easier for me to get this far, since I’m using worsted yarn held doubled, with 10mm needles. No way would I be able to do this with anything smaller. It’s a nice project to work on while watching films or game playthroughs, I usually start a really long game playlist and knit away.

I think this coupled with the Temperature scarf is a good mix, no pressure to finish quickly, and they’re both simple projects, so no memorising lace patterns (and while I like lace, it can get a bit stressful sometimes)

I do want a more complicated pattern on the side though, for when I get sick of this for a while (hopefully just for a day or two), so hopefully I won’t burn out completely.

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I got my yarn

And the temperature scarf has been started. :D

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Completed January and started February. Using the beige as a separator colour. The sparkly thin yarn is when it rained or snowed, and there are two different ones for rain and snow but you can’t really tell ;_;

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It will be around 6 feet, which works out perfectly because I am 5’7″/5’8″. I was a bit scared it would be too short.

Knit in the round in 1×1 rib, and it’s super smooshy.

Colour legend

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It’s been relatively cold, and you can see the cold spell we had with a lot of snow (4 inches)

Hopefully I can keep this up, I think it would be nice to have a scarf at the end of the year which hasn’t made me want to tear my hair out.