I was updating my ravelry projects last night and realized I never blogged about one of my biggest projects: my parents’ afghan! It’s a pattern from Stitch ‘N Bitch called the Big Bad Baby Blanket, except mine is twice as big.
This was another project that took a long time to complete, but not as long as M’s blanket! I’ve decided that any future blankets have to be knit in pieces and seamed up at the end. Once I get half way through them, they are just too big to take to knitting group, the car, the coffee shop, etc. When my knitting isn’t portable, it winds up in a bag in the closet.
I used Mission Falls wool and loved how it knit up. It’s very soft and washed great. I got unlucky with knots, though, but I guess if you go through 32 balls of yarn, you’re bound to encounter some knots, right?
I’ve been squirreling away skeins of Manos del Uruguay wool for a blanket for me. I’m not ready to start another blanket yet, but I’m considering Mitered Squares or Lizard Ridge. Any other suggestions for me?