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4 grams

March 31, 2015

It appears the infatuation with the hitchhiker shawl is waning a bit. I managed to knock out 16 repeats before answering the siren’s song of the sock blanket again.

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The majority of the additions have been thanks to the lovely trade made with Shells earlier this month. I find myself still getting nervous about my supply, because it seems like I am running through colors fairly quickly. I figured out with the 40 stitches I cast on for each square (or pick up as the case may be in terms of placement) I end up using right around 4 grams of yarn. I think that ends up being right around 12.5 yards of yarn. Which means mini skeins are definitely a possibility but these little skeinettes are not going to work. Which is a bummer, because it would be an easy way to feed the blanket, I mean acquire more yarn.

The whole idea of buying yarn to make a blanket that was supposed to use scraps, (so as to knock down some of the extra amounts of yarn in my stash) feels a little counterproductive, but the blanket is oddly addicting to work on and so I find myself looking at various online shops for minis. I know that in all honesty, before I shell out the cash I need to raid my stash for yarns that I probably won’t use and claim some from there. Knowing this and actually doing is going to be the difficult part.

That being said, anyone else working on a scrap blanket? Do you participate in swaps or trades? I have enough of the various bits used in the blanket already that I think swap or trade might be worth it…care to point a fellow knitter in the right direction?

How’s your knitting going?

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3 Comments
  1. If you don’t already know about her, Andi http://mysistersknitter.typepad.com/my-blog/ is working on a sock blanket and is doing swaps. Hope that helps!

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  3. That’s so fun! Love all the different colors.

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