Go ahead and say it…

Friday, March 26th, 2010 | blah blah blah, knitting, sewing, UFO's, yarn

I am clearly insane. I *know* this and I really can’t help it.

This week’s craft update is just stating the obvious, because what would I be doing if I *weren’t* crafting?

Oh yeah, probably cleaning my house or something…

So, my WIPS (“works in progress” for you non-knittahs):

Classic Elite Strappy Tank.

Faerie Mountain Fibers spinning (drop spindle, this may take awhile).

2 skirts I am currently half-done sewing. I have waistbands and hems left.

Grey, my little alien friend.

An Insanity Blanket.

<insert screeching tires sound here>

What the heck did I just say? An Insanity Blanket. Yes that is right! For the record, I am not the first one to make one of these…you can see the original, and find directions on how to make your own on The Heathen Housewife’s Blog. That banner at the top….that’s it. The one that pushed me over the edge belongs to The Other Side of The Pom. Really, click that link…you may fall prey to it’s magic too.

So what is an Insanity Blanket? It’s a blanket made up of mitred squares. Sound crazy? Not really…until you throw in the fact that it is knit up of stray sock yarn…and I am knitting it on size 2 needles. It is sure to take me a very long time to finish, given that I don’t even own enough sock yarn to complete it, but we’ll see what happens.

I am also planning an taking it an extra step further and journal/blog my progress and chart where each square “comes from”. I figure there is a story in just about everything.

So here is a little example of what I have so far…

My squares.

My squares.

The attached ones on the end there are the foundation corner of my blanket. Now to figure out how many 2 3/4 in. squares I will need to make a Queen size blanket. Eek!

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5 Comments to Go ahead and say it…

Beth
March 27, 2010

Must… resist… insanity… blanket. Must ignore drawerful of sock yarn remnants neatly wound into balls that would make perfect little blanket squares. Must resist!

jedimom
March 27, 2010

Well, *I* couldn’t stop ya!
But, if you are looking to unload any scraps or would like to do a trade for some other colors you might not have…you let me know. ;)

MichaelG
March 29, 2010

Did Someone add 2 more Hours in a Day?

No?

Then Yes, you’re Crazy.

jedimom
March 30, 2010

Awww, come on! You helped in egging me on for this insanity blanket thing!

[...] then Stacy started talking about it, too. She mentioned another lovely blanket, and then I stumbled on [...]

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