Thursday, 19 June 2008

Blocks of Chaos

There are many possibilities to get rid of scrap yarn. Like making toys or other small things. Some people are using it to knit the Fishy Blanket or the Lizard Ridge. Morgan is working on a 'I must be crazy' project and is making a Sock Yarn Blanket
It took me a while to decide what to do with all that scrap yarn in my stash. With sock yarn I knit baby booties or socks for Dory or I send it to Morgan. However, I could not part with the DK and Aran. Many of it is hand dyed, most of the yarn is used to knit baby and toddler clothing. All the yarn has some kind of its own history.
So I was looking for a project. I like the fishes, I like the Lizard blanket. But they have one drawback in common: there is a lot to knit and does not have a lot of variation. I was looking for something more variable and, if possible, not to much to assemble afterwards.
A few months ago I received a lovely swap package of Christien. In there was a book full of knitting patterns, in fact all blocks. So I started the first block of the-blanket-to-be. The second block was started by picking up enough stitches of the side of the first block. And so on. That way I hope I don't have to sew that much.
It is a fun project to do. Knitting a block is not very time consuming, I have a good purpose for all that yarn, even a few metre of a particular yarn is great!
Well, enough ramble about this, here are the photos.


About the name: there is not much harmony in a blanket/ afghan like this. There can't be...

9 comments:

Christel said...

I love the blanket :)

I am simply making the sock yarnstuff:)

knittinwolf said...

I love the blanket, what a great idea! hugs

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I love the pictures:)Hugs Darcy

morgan said...

the result will be MAGNIFICENT, it already looks great

and my project: well it is proven that I àm in fact crazy, so it suits me ;)

foodandknitgirl said...

This is a great way to use up left over sock yarn!!

~RaenWa~ said...

That is a great idea to use up extra pieces of yarn. I love your blanket and the colors

Een famke said...

Prachtig zeg!
En ook leuk om op deze manier al die verschillende steken uit te proberen!

Christien

riggwelter said...

oh what a wonderful idea, your blanket looks fab!

wolliesje said...

GEWELDIG!!!