The pattern was written for DK weight yarn, but using worsted weight yarn, and making it exactly as the pattern is written (except for adding some rows for length) it measures approximately 54" across and 78" long. Does that sound crazy? Written down it sort of does to me, but in reality it's actually pretty perfect for tucking one's self up in. What can I say? I like my blankets big. :)
Not perfect, but getting better!
I really like this pattern and using a stripey yarn makes it even more fun to do. I basically just switched back and forth from garter to seed stitch and back again whenever the color changed.
This may just end up being the year of the knitted dishcloth. If I master the humble dishcloth, maybe I can move onto something bigger. But I'm liking using my new knitted dishcloths, so I'm fairly content for the time being knitting away on them.
It's a rainy weekend, with the beginning of the week promising even more rain. No complaints from me. The grass is green (not the norm for August in Indiana) and the temps have come down a bit (into the mid-80's. Maybe high 70's by Monday.) What a relief that sounds like.
Later today our sons are coming over and we're having a lasagna lupper (that's a late lunch/early supper). It's a real trip trying to coordinate three adult young men to come to Mom & Dad's house anymore. I thought they would fawn over the offer of a home cooked meal, but it was like wrangling cattle to get them to agree on a day and time. I'm still not sure if middle son is going to make it in time for eats. But these days I take them when I can get them. :)
And that's a wrap for this YOP Sunday. To see what other Yoppers are up to, visit our group on Ravelry!