Ginny Yarn, Blanket Progress and a Spring Visitor


Did you know I was one of the lucky ones to buy some of Ginny's yarn? Yup.  I'm kind of excited about it.  I've been searching through ravelry looking for THE pattern.  I've got a few in mind but haven't committed to a specific one.  Sometimes the daydreaming and the wondering are enough. I do have it sitting right beside me so I can stare lovingly at it occasionally.


Oh the blanket!  It is slowly growing and chugging along.  Every single night I commit one hour to it.  Last week, I tormented myself with "how much do I have to knit before it's 5 feet by 5 feet?".  I loved not knowing and imagining I was close.  Well....I did the math.  Right now it's 4 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet and I'm nearing to the beginning of the round.


I have to knit two times more around and that is......wait for it......almost 1000 MORE yards.  Yikes!  It's a very sobering number and kind of depressing.  So I agonized and tried to decide, do I want to frame it with two different wools of the same color, you know finish it off pretty like.  I just couldn't decide, so I decided to not decide.  That was the best decision.  I'm just going to keep on knitting with my scraps and hopefully one day I'll finish it.

I also gave up the idea of finishing by spring.  The pressure was too much.  So now I'm happy with my blanket once more.  What a crazy idea to make a blanket out of sock yarn on size four needles.  Honestly, I must have lost my mind.


I was in the local yarn shop (like I need more yarn....) and listened to a lady tell of seeing seven robins!  I looked about and saw deer.  However, I did hear a robin or two.  So while I wait for a real robin sighting, I give you my son's origami hummingbird.  Too sweet.


My daughter is visiting in March while her husband is at a week long conference.  I am excited about this, sometimes the unexpected is simply the best.

Have a lovely weekend!

Comments

  1. You've written of so many good things in this post! Ginny's yarn is a stunning color, and both of your blankets are growing, the pink one more quickly! Wishing you a lovely weekend also.

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  2. Wow, both the baby blanket and your scrap blanket have really grown. They are both so pretty. I love the color of that yarn. I am trying to figure out what to make with a pretty skein of DK. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with your pretty yarn.

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  3. Your scrap blanket is divine. I can't tell you how artsy- beautiful it is- truly a masterpiece!

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  4. It's always a tree getting new yarn! Your blanket is simply amazing (I know I've probably already said that, but it's worth repeating!). 1000 yards is the equivalent of two pairs of socks worth of yarn. That makes it sound a little less daunting. :-)

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  5. Your blanket is absolutely magnificent, you've done so well sticking with it

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  6. Ginny's yarn looks amazing! I can't wait to see what pattern you chose for it....!

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  7. It will be worth all the hard work when you have finished, just enjoy the journey of the stunning blanket's growth. Exciting times having a week with your daughter. I am going back to my daughters over the weekend and staying with her until the baby is born.

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  8. That yarn is lovely! I'd love to get a hold of a skein of Ginny's yarn sometime, I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. Your blanket is coming along so nicely, but yes, these fingering-weight blankets are such undertakings!

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  9. That blanket is amazing, that is a lot of socks you have knitted to have amassed all that yarn! Love your decision making process! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Love the color of Ginny's yarn. Your blanket is fantastic with so many happy colors.

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  11. Loved this post. Your sock blanket looks more and more wonderful each time I see it. I have really enjoyed watching it grow--so glad that you have shared its progress from the beginning. Ginny's yarn looks so soft and lovely. "I just couldn't decide, so I decided to not decide. That was the best decision." True wisdom.♥

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  12. Your blanket is SO beautiful!!! I can only imagine the amount of work, but gosh, the beauty is incredible!!! xx

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  13. Gosh that blanket is amazing!!!! And Ginny yarn, how lovely. I love the colour. Enjoy your weekend Karen.

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  14. That yarn from Ginny's looks beautiful! I can understand you holding out for just the right pattern. I do not tire of looking at your sock yarn blanket. I think it is wonderful. So wonderful that I may make one someday too. Someday. But for now, I will enjoy looking at yours!

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  15. That blanket is wonderful...but don't put pressure on yourself to hurry up and finish it...just enjoy the process no matter how long it takes...then you'll enjoy it more when it's finished.

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    1. you speak wise words! I am trying to enjoy the process instead of the finish up and be done with it!

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  16. Seeing your blanket makes me want to cast one on for myself, Karen, it is so pretty!
    Enjoy a great weekend and have fun!

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  17. Wow that sock yarn blanket is amazing!

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  18. The color of the yarn is just lovely and I can't wait to see what it will become!! I have not pulled my blanket out in months but you are inspiring me to do so! Mine is much smaller then yours but I am hoping it will grow up one day! That is lovely that your daughter will be visiting! My oldest has been back in Canada since before Christmas and I miss her a lot! We will be heading up there in April to visit and I can not wait! Happy knitting!!!

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  19. Your blanket is just fantastic, Karen...you are so committed to it, I am impressed! How exciting to be seeing your daughter next month, you must miss her, so it will be wonderful. Have a great weekend xx

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  20. Oh my! This blanket is a piece of art! And Ginny's yarn looks amazing - what a beautiful color!

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  21. Maybe it's crazy but your blanket is gorgeous! I'm stashing my scraps to start one for myself on of these days ;-) And I can't wait to see what Ginny's lovely yarn becomes.

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  22. I am in love with the blanket and am torn between seeing it finished and missing seeing it in progress.

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  23. That blanket is so amazing, I cannot even imagine how much work already has gone into it! And I love getting new yarn and dreaming over all the different patterns I could combine it with.

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  24. My blanket is cool bit no where near how cool yours is. Seriously when that thing is finished it should be framed or put on a guested for show!

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  25. I am so in love with your blanket, Karen, it is stunning! How wonderful that your daughter is coming for a visit next month! My oldest daughter surprised us this week by telling us that she will be in the states for business this coming week and asked to come home for a few days...I pick her up at the train station in three hours! You are right; unexpected surprises are wonderful! xx

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  26. your blankets (both of them!!!) are looking great!!!!!! Love the little breath of spring your son left for you!!! :)

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  27. That yarn looks divine. I have some hand spun wool that has just been sitting in my stash forever now cause I haven't figured out what to do with it. Special yarn deserves a special project for sure. Oh your blanket is looking so amazing (although I'm sorry it has become so overwhelming)... think of how wonderful you will feel when it is finally done!

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  28. The yarn you bought looks so pretty and I love those stitch markers. I’ll need to be quick when she puts them up for sale again. Thanks for sharing.

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