Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grr..Argh....

Sigh, so this is why I make blankets in general, and why I generally choose patterns made up of one size of square. I suck at gauge.

I finished my circles blanket, but I ran short on yarn. I had enough to make all of the squares, but I did not have enough of the grey left over to to join the squares or do the blanket's border as the pattern calls for. I ended up joining the squares with the white, which does give a kind of nice little contrast where it shows through on the front. I thought I had enough of the blue left to do the border row in that, but I didn't have quite enough so I ended up with no border.

All in all, it's one of my sloppier blankets, truth be told, but it will make a good little lap blanket for around the house.

I may give this pattern a go again in the future, but I will definitely make sure I have more yarn on hand! As far as the other blanket I was thinking of using this pattern for, I think I may go with my trusty Triangles pattern.

I do love the Vanna White yarn though! That was very much fun to work with and I will definitely use it again for future projects.

And now for my next trick, I will move on to simultaneously making two scarves--one for me and one for Mr. Picasso Pants--inspired by the Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf.

Well, I am off. Have an excellent weekend!

**UPDATE**

Okay, ten minutes after I initially put this post up, I was looking for yarn for my next project and what do I find but a full grey and full blue skein still in my drawer of the yarn for this blanket. Good gravy. So, I went ahead and gave it a border, because it totally needed it. So here's the finished finished project:


There, that's much better. I toyed with the idea of actually taking it all apart and putting it back together with the grey instead of the white, but I honestly was just ready to put this one to bed.

I do feel a little bit better about it now though.

Also, I forgot to put this up in the earlier post. I don't know if you remember that I made a mini-version of my Lakeshore Throw for my friend's chinchilla or not, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this photo she took of Bullet checking out his present:


Hee hee.

Okay, TTFN y'all!

C

1 comment:

nanaknits said...

Ah ha! The yarn fair visits your house too!