Knitting & Crafting

WIP Wednesday: Never Ending Blanket


Good grief this thing has taken forever. Progress on the blanket that never ends: I am on the first repeat of the penultimate chart G. After finishing this chart twice, it’ll be the edging.

This blanket has taken the whole of summer. I am now focusing more of my spare time on this blanket because I want to finish it soon. The weather has cooled down so I can come home from work and knit.

Given my current progress, I can finish Girasole before this month ends. After that, I’ll probably knit some socks. I haven’t knit socks since last year!

I haven’t been spinning. I’ve been busy with reading, the blanket and other stuff. I sort of hit a plateau in my development. I know I should to keep it up daily, but I am finding it difficult and a bit tedious since it takes forever to spin. Unlike with knitting, I can’t really see the results of my work as well. I am also unsure of what I should do with this yarn I am spinning. I will most likely ply it in two though it’ll take awhile to get there.

In other news, I am waiting for my first sock yarn club shipment from Hazel Knits. I bought it last month for the early bird pricing and I’ve heard a lot of good things about the yarn and the club. I’ve always wanted to join one, but the expense has always put me off. The good thing about this club is that you can buy it per shipment.

This weekend, I’m going to the Twist festival in Western Quebec. I haven’t been coveting any yarn or patterns lately. I’ve had less knitting mojo this summer than compared to other ones. I hope I find some affordable and nice yarns when I go on Saturday.

For more WIPs, check out Tami’s Amis.


    • athena

      Hi Regula! Neither can I, but I don’t know if I have space big enough for that. I am also unsure of how I will photograph it since it will be my biggest project to date. Thanks for commenting!

  • Cecilia

    That is beautiful! At this point in my knitting career I wouldn’t even attempt such a thing (or maybe in my life in general since having a 2 year old does not leave brain room for yarn overs) and I am in awe of your skillzzz. Seriously; be proud!

    • athena

      Hello Cecilia! Ahh big lace is where it is at! Nothing like chunky YOs. But I agree that if I have a kidlet, I wouldn’t have much time for knitting (or anything) anymore. I encourage you to do some big lace though as it is rather nice and fast. Thanks for the comment!

  • Minding My Own Stitches

    It looks absolutely lovely, so I’m sure you’re going to be thrilled when it’s done. I struggle with projects where the rows (or rounds) get longer and longer. I guess that’s why I knit socks and not shawls or blankets!

    • athena

      Hi Minding My Own Stitches! Actually, the blanket stopped growing three small charts ago, but yeah, it’s huge. I do like knitting socks, shawls, blankets and sweaters the most. I tend to like things in the round. Thanks!

    • athena

      Hi Classic Kniterature (nice name)! I just haven’t knit very much this summer or had the chance too so this was put at the wayside. Blankets are big so of course they should take awhile, but this long, yeesh. Thanks for commenting! Have a good week!

    • athena

      Hi Tanya! If I didn’t finish it, I’d have 1860 yards of cream yarn. Ha. But I do love finishing a knitted project; it’s one of my favourite things. Thanks for commenting!

    • athena

      Hi Jessica! Lace is easy especially on big yarn and needles. Time consuming and sometimes repetitive though but lovely results. Thanks for commenting!

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